UFC Quick Quote: Mark Munoz wants to beat Chris Leben to 'avenge the loss of Wanderlei Silva'

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"Oh, yeah, there will be the thought of avenging the loss of Wanderlei in that fight. But at the same time, I want to go out there and I want to win the fight. I'm definitely going to go out there and look to enforce my will and do the things that I do best. Actually drag him to the deep end and drown him."

-- Normally, knocking out a legend like Wanderlei Silva wouldn't earn a fighter any fans. In fact, it might actually cost a few. This was not the case with Chris Leben, who put "The Axe Murderer" to sleep with a series of uppercuts in just 27 seconds at UFC 132 this past July 2. That's because "The Crippler's" aesthetically pleasing style makes such an act forgivable amongst the majority but there's one man who wasn't happy and he just so happens to be the one guy who can actually do something about it -- Mark Munoz, who was conveniently matched up against Leben at the upcoming UFC 138 event on Nov. 5 in Birmingham, England. "The Filipino Wrecking Machine's" plan (via Fight Week) is to take his opponent into deep waters and drown him under the pressure. Which should be easier to do now seeing as the two will compete in the very first five-round main event non-title fight. Then again, save for a knockout loss to Brian Stann, Leben has been largely untouchable. Who has the early edge in this match-up, Maniacs? Anyone like Munoz to avenge his training partners loss? Or will Leben continue his rise to the top of the middleweight division?

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