Just this past Sat., Nov. 5, 2011, Mark Munoz turned in a stellar performance against Chris Leben, stopping him after two rounds in the main event of UFC 138 in Birmingham, England. In fact, he thinks it was good enough to earn him a title shot against Anderson Silva ahead of Chael Sonnen. Here's his case:
"I feel that I deserve the title shot and here's my argument. I lost to Yushin Okami, close split decision. He ended fighting ... for the title. Since then I've been on a four fight winning streak. My third fight in my winning streak I fought Demian Maia, who was a number one contender and fought for the title. I Ended up beating him in a unanimous decision. My next fight, Chris Leben, my fourth fight in my winning streak, I fought him and you guys saw what I did to him. So having beat two top five guys, two number one past contenders, losing to Yushin Okami and being on a four fight winning streak, I feel that I'm next in line. I think that's a valid argument. Chael Sonnen loses, had his chance, wins one and now he gets a title shot? No. I feel that I'm more of the person who should get a title shot."
Is that enough to convince you he deserves to jump ahead of Sonnen? Or is the rematch between the mouthy middleweight and the pound-for-pound king just too juicy to pass up?