In the main event of UFC Vegas 36, Derek Brunson secured another victory. He passed Darren Till with a rear-naked choke. Shortly after Brunson’s victory, the MMA community responded on Twitter to respond to his incredible win.
Not only were fans responding to Derek Brunson’s win, but notable fighters shared their thoughts on the 37-year-old raising his hand again. Brunson’s former opponents Kevin Holland and Edmen Shahbazyan both responded to his win.
Current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and 135 pound champion Aljamain Sterling also commented on Derek Brunson’s big win. Daniel Cormier, who sat in the front row for the event’s headliner, wrote that the North Carolina native wasn’t even breathing heavily in the third round.
Paul Felder also commented on Derek Brunson’s victory. ‘The Irish Dragon’ believes Brunson should fight another top stacked middleweight name next.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions after Derek Brunson’s defeat of Darren Till:
Derek Brunson wants to fight for the UFC middleweight title
Shortly after defeating Darren Till at UFC Vegas 36, Derek Brunson made it clear that he wanted to fight for the UFC Middleweight Championship. Having previously fought reigning champions Israel Adesanya, Brunson hopes to avenge his defeat against “The Last Stylebender”.
While it remains to be seen what decision the UFC will make regarding Derek Brunson, it has been pretty much confirmed that Adesanya will next be defending his gold against Robert Whittaker. Another win against ‘The Reaper’ could open the door for Brunson to a title fight.
Following his recent win, Derek Brunson made it clear that he is ready to wait on the sidelines for Adesanya and Whittaker to lead it back. Once the much-anticipated showdown between the two is over, Brunson could next find himself facing the champion. Clashing with Jared Cannonier is also an option should the UFC urge him to fight again before fighting for gold.
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