After being kicked out of the UFC, Derek Brunson is looking forward to this bout.

Recently, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stated that they had amicably agreed to break ways with Derek Brunson and acknowledged that he is no longer associated with the company. The information was subsequently validated by a number of different media sites, in addition to the automated Twitter bot @UFCRosterWatch. Brunson competed in the UFC for a total of 21 times during his 11 years there.

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Even though ‘The One’ is not currently participating in any combat sports promotion, he has a good idea of who he would like to compete against next. Brunson took to Twitter when news broke that he was leaving the UFC to remind Jake Paul of an earlier call-out between the two of them.

After the former UFC middleweight contender challenged him to a bout in 2021, the YouTuber-turned-boxer had already approached Dana White to request permission to engage in combat with Brunson. Soon after it was reported that he was quitting the UFC, Brunson tweeted a screenshot of Paul’s previous tweet along with the following message:

“JAKE. JAKE, JAKE, JAKE! @jakepaul!”

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A fight between Brunson and Paul is not out of the question given that ‘The Problem Child’ has a history of competing in the boxing ring against former mixed martial arts warriors. Brunson, on the other hand, may have to wait for a while because Paul just emerged victorious from a decision victory over Nate Diaz.

At one point, Roman Dolidze and Derek Brunson were scheduled to fight at UFC 295, which took place in November. In spite of this, Dolidze eventually disclosed that Brunson had bowed out of the bout and asked either Robert Whittaker or Jared Cannonier to take his place. After learning about Brunson’s freedom, the Georgian fighter later sent his best wishes for success in all of Brunson’s future pursuits.

Ali Abdelaziz on Derek Brunson being released by the UFC

Ali Abdelaziz has lately given his opinion on Derek Brunson’s departure from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A recent conversation between the experienced MMA management and MMA Fighting focused on the release of his athlete client. Brunson was thankful for the chances that have been offered to him over the past 11 years, and Abdelaziz conveyed that thanks in a letter that he wrote:

Derek Brunson has been competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the past 11 years. There, he enjoyed a tremendously successful career. Over the course of the past seven years, he has consistently ranked in the top ten. For him, nothing could compare to the UFC. They played a significant role in him being the person he is now, and I will be forever grateful for the chance he was given. He needs to put the past behind him and look forward to what the future holds for him.

Derek Brunson was without a doubt one of the most well-known middleweight competitors in the history of the UFC. In the octagon, ‘The One’ had a record of 14 wins and seven losses until he made his triumphant promotional debut against Chris Leben at UFC 155 in December 2012. In addition to that, he had two separate streaks of five wins each that came dangerously close to earning him a shot at the crown.

Brunson was in the UFC for a period of time during which he competed against opponents of the highest caliber, including the likes of Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker, and Lyoto Machida.

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