Now, less than a week later, he is back in the fold.
Munoz on Thursday posted a photo of him putting pen to paper on a new contract to his various social media accounts.
“Just signed a 4-fight deal with @UFC,” he wrote on Instagram.
Munoz has lost his last two bouts – to Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida – and is just 1-2 since returning to competition after a year on the sidelines. He broke his foot in a loss to Chris Weidman in July of 2012 and also suffered a bout of depression before returning to defeat Tim Boetsch last summer.
There has been no word yet on when Munoz next expects to fight in the Octagon.