Mark Munoz shows off slimmed down physique for UFC 162 after ‘turning to food for comfort’

Maggie Hendricks

Last summer, Mark Munoz was knocked out by Chris Weidman. Then he had to recover from a foot injury sustained while training for the Weidman bout. It was a rough turn of events for a fighter who had title shot hopes and who had been on a four-bout winning streak.

He turned to what so many turn to for comfort in tough times -- food. Munoz talked about his struggles on his website.

Battled through injury, self-doubt, and depression. I turned to food for comfort and what I found was more heartache. A never ending cycle of “eating because I was sad and sad because I was eating.” I had to find peace and comfort in my faith in God, He shaped my life.

In the above picture, Munoz showed off how far he has come since January of this year. He went from 261 lbs. to 199 on June 27, which is not far from his fighting weight of 185 lbs. It's an impressive turnaround for a 35-year-old fighter.

This Saturday, he'll fight Tim Boetsch at UFC 162 with a whole new physique. It's his first chance to get back on the winning track after the loss to Weidman, who will fight for the middleweight belt on the same card. Will his newly healthy body make a difference? Make your pick here.

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