He's back! Mark Munoz inks four-fight UFC contract

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Sorry Bellator, this one is staying put.

Dear media: It's time to put Mark Munoz back into the "official" rankings.

That's because the aging Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight is no longer unemployed, today (June 12, 2014) announcing a new four-fight deal with the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, following a submission loss to Gegard Mousasi at the UFC Fight Night 41 event last month in Berlin, Germany.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

His loss to "The Dreamcatcher" was his second straight and third of his last four; however, the 36-year-old "Filipino Wrecking Machine" is still 18-5 overall and was previously ranked at No. 9.

Munoz -- widely recognized as one of the nicest guys in the business -- has also been fighting the top of the food chain, losing to Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, who happen to be the two best middleweights in the world.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed and the former collegiate wrestling standout has a knee injury to attend to, but when he does make his return to the cage, it will still be under the ZUFFA umbrella.

Who do you, as a fan, want to see him fight next?

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