Mark Munoz — a former UFC fighter who beat Demian Maia in 2011 — has been positioned on administrative depart from his highschool wrestling coach job … after he let quarreling college students field one another, TMZ Sports activities has realized.
Munoz accepted a job to be the H.S. wrestling coach at Fairmont Personal Colleges in Anaheim, Calif. again in Sept. 2020 — however we’re advised issues on the gig went awry only recently.
In line with sources near Munoz, two college students obtained into an argument on the playground … after which went to Munoz — who we’re advised was not made conscious of the tiff — to ask if they may placed on boxing gloves and settle issues.
The 44-year-old, per our sources, allowed the scrap to occur — however we’re advised the ex-UFC fighter believed the impromptu boxing match was extra jovial than violent.
We’re advised, nevertheless, one of many boys’ dad and mom was outraged in regards to the scrap — and went to administration over all of it.
A faculty spokesperson declined to get into the specifics of the allegations in opposition to Munoz, however did affirm the coach has been positioned on administrative depart by the top of this faculty yr and won’t have his contract picked up as soon as it ends.
“[He] is not going to be returning to campus,” the spokesperson mentioned.
The varsity had beforehand been thrilled so as to add Munoz to its workers — saying in an announcement following his hiring that he has a resume that “reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ within the sport.”
Munoz fought within the UFC from 2009 to 2015 — and took scraps with guys like Maia, Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida with the org. earlier than retiring.