Mark Munoz: 'I know I can beat Chris Weidman -- and he can roll his eyes however he wants'

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Chris Weidman doesn't think Mark Munoz can win a rematch. Unfortunately for him, "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" doesn't' care what he thinks.

In fairness to Chris Weidman, I think a lot of people are rolling their eyes.

That's not out of disrespect for Mark Munoz, but rather based on the fact that his first go-round against the "All American" at UFC on FUEL TV 4 was a lopsided beating, good enough to earn Weidman a shot at the 185-pound title in the UFC 162 main event a few weeks back.

We all know how that ended.

Still, Munoz believes he's got the chops to avenge his loss to the new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin, who will try to retain his title at UFC 168, and he also tells Fight Hub TV that Weidman can roll his eyes however he wants.

"I know I can beat Chris Weidman and he can roll his eyes however he wants. He rolled his eyes at the press conference but I know I can beat him. Having said that, Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort would be a complete honor, but at the same time, I know I can beat those guys, too. I don't ever go into a fight thinking I'm gonna lose. I know I can beat those guys, I know it's gonna be a good fight for me and get me one step closer to my goal."

Munoz (13-3) got back into the win column over Fourth of July Weekend by taking a unanimous decision win over the venerable Tim Boetsch. It was his first fight since being stopped by Weidman, as the "Filipino Wrecking Machine" was sidelined with multiple injuries.

Now he's back and certainly aiming high.

The promotion has penciled him in for a middleweight bangfest opposite Bisping at a future UFC on FOX Sports 1 event, expected to go down at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, on Oct. 26, 2013. A win over "The Count" could in theory, position him for another shot at Weidman.

But would their second fight end any differently than their first?

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