Derek Brunson Reaches Out to Jake Paul to Make “Real Money” Following 11-Year Relationship Separation

Derek Brunson is a skilled mixed martial artist who has made a name for himself in the highly competitive world of the UFC. He has earned a reputation for his powerful striking abilities and a well-rounded skill set that includes wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brunson has a long career of 11 years in the UFC and has been in the top 10 for the last 7.

In a recent turn of events, fans have come to know about some surprising news about the promising Middleweight contender. The news came out of nowhere for the fans, to say the least. However, as it seems, Derek himself is not that affected and is aiming for future endeavours instead.

Derek Brunson Removed from UFC Roster

Derek Brunson, known for his exciting fighting style and memorable performances in the UFC Octagon, received the news of his release from the promotion in September 2023. The 39-year-old fighter had been a staple of the UFC’s middleweight division for over a decade, amassing an impressive record and earning the respect of fans and fellow fighters alike.

Brunson had an impressive record of 14-7 in the UFC and was set to fight Roman Dolidze at UFC 295 on November 11 in New York. The news was made public by Brunson’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz of Dominance MMA. He also spoke of the ex UFC contender potentially aiming for fights in the Light Heavyweight Division after this.

Brunson Calls Out Jake Paul

As it seems, Derek Brunson already had an idea about his future endeavours as he recently reached out to Jake Paul, a controversial figure who has taken the boxing world by storm. This has raised eyebrows and sparked considerable interest within the combat sports community. The callout comes amidst Paul’s ongoing efforts to secure high-profile fights and prove his legitimacy as a boxer.

In a statement released on the social media platforms, Brunson expressed his interest in facing Jake Paul in a boxing match. He stated that he is willing to have a “tune up” fight against Jake, to which Paul tweeted: “Dana will you give Brunson permission to make some real money?”.

While Jake Paul has primarily competed against fellow YouTubers and retired MMA fighters in his professional boxing career, Brunson’s extensive experience as a mixed martial artist could pose a unique challenge for the brash social media sensation. Fans are in vigorous speculation of this match up and when they will be able to see it happen in reality.

What do you think of Derek Brunson’s call-out to Jake Paul? Do you think Jake will be able to add another victory to his portfolio with this fight? Make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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