UFC Bantamweight Johnny Muñoz will take some time to recover after his loss at UFC on ESPN 46 on June 3. He came into the fight, winning his last fight against Luidvik Sholinian via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 214 on Nov. 5, 2022. Coming into the fight with momentum, Muñoz faced Daniel Santos at UFC on ESPN 46, and he had difficulty from the start of the bout.
Within 10 seconds into the fight, Santos accidentally landed a low kick right to his opponent’s groin, and fans could tell how painful it was by the anguish on Muñoz’s face. The referee of the fight, Herb Dean, warned Santos but didn’t take a point. After two minutes, Muñoz could continue to go against his opponent. In the same round, Santos also suffered an accidental low blow, which made him take a time-out for 30 seconds.
In between Santos’ break, Dean admonished Muñoz, alluding that he could’ve thrown the low kick to the groin on purpose, and said, “…It wasn’t a lot that he did to make that happen. Watch it.”
The fight continued, and Santos had the edge over Muñoz. Unfortunately, Santos landed another accidental low blow in the third round, making him take a time-out for nearly three minutes. Dean decided to punish Santos and took a point, but it wouldn’t matter as Santos would win the fight by unanimous decision.
After the fight, Muñoz went to the hospital and shared pictures of the physical toll the fight took on him.
Johnny Muñoz Shares Physical Effects From Loss Against Daniel Santos
Muñozposted on Twitter to give his supporters a health update. While in a hospital bed, he shared a picture of a jug and revealed that he’s been urinating blood. He also shared that the low blows resulted in his testicles becoming swollen.
While Muñoz is going through the effects of the fight, he is seemingly in good spirits. He will be out of action but hopes to rebound from his loss in his next fight.
— Johnny Muñoz (@KidKvenbo) June 4, 2023