If Anderson's out until June, I think it's smart for Chael to stay active. I mean, he had a 14 month lay-off between fights, it'd be absolutely stupid for him to wait another 8. Munoz is a danger due to his hands & his own wrestling pedigree. I think it'll make for a great bout. On top of that, Chael's gonna be all over the media hyping this up. After his last appeareance on the Jim Rome, he had callers saying they don't watch MMA, but they'd drop $50 to watch him. He's gauranteed to be back on Jim for this one & a ton of clones will be amped up to watch him live for free. Add to that Fox will be plugging him & spamming his sound bites. This is going to make for a massive draw.
As for Anderson, I think that this shoulder injury was convenient. I have no doubt that he's hurt & no doubt that he needs to heal up & January would be too soon for him. I think he's choosing to milk it just a bit in order to fight in front of his home crowd again, but who can blame him for that? If I were the champ & I had a legit reason I could use to delay until I was lined up to fight in front of my hometown, absolutely!