Blonde Brunson Roasts ‘Nutty Professor Lookin’ Jared Cannonier

It looks like Derek Brunson aka “Blonde Brunson” is ready for his fight with Jared Cannonier.

Sitting at number four in the rankings, and riding a five-fight winning streak, Blonde Brunson is not far from a title shot, and rematch with Israel Adesa…

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It looks like Derek Brunson aka “Blonde Brunson” is ready for his fight with Jared Cannonier.

Sitting at number four in the rankings, and riding a five-fight winning streak, Blonde Brunson is not far from a title shot, and rematch with Israel Adesanya. However, with news recently breaking that the UFC is hoping to book Adesanya in a rematch with Robert Whittaker, it seems clear that he will have to secure at least one more victory before he is considered to be the top contender at 185lb.

So in the meantime, Brunson will be turning his attention to a fight with the man ranked above him, Jared Cannonier, with the two slated to throw down at UFC 270, on January 22nd. Ahead of their important bout, Brunson took to his Twitter to poke a little fun at his upcoming opponent, roasting him over his previous physique, when he was fighting at heavyweight, before eventually losing weight and getting more shredded for his run at middleweight.

“I knew it , I knew it. Cannonier you ain’t slick, ol Nutty Professor lookin boy ???” Brunson wrote.

Obviously, this was all I good spirits, but this was an absolutely hilarious comparison for Brunson to make. With that said, the fight between these two will be all business, as each man looks to establish themselves as a worthy challenger for the title.

Brunson has looked nearly unstoppable since his 2018 loss to Adesanya, racking up impressive wins over the likes of Darren Till, Kevin Holland, and Edmen Shahbazyan. Conversely, Cannonier has won four of his last five, with his only setback being a close fight with former champ Robert Whittaker.

Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier will be facing off at UFC 270, on January 22nd. It will be interesting to see how these two top middleweights square up when the time comes.

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Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier Booked For UFC 270 In January

It sure looks like we’ve got ourselves a middleweight title eliminator on our hands when Derek Brunson faces Jared Cannonier at UFC 270. MMA Junkie was the first to report the news of this bout on Monday morning. There currently is not a location or venue selected for the event. The middleweight movement may be […]

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It sure looks like we’ve got ourselves a middleweight title eliminator on our hands when Derek Brunson faces Jared Cannonier at UFC 270.

MMA Junkie was the first to report the news of this bout on Monday morning. There currently is not a location or venue selected for the event.

The middleweight movement may be delayed at the moment, but that will soon change in January. Not only is the championship rematch between Israel Adesanya (c) and Robert Whittaker targeted for the same UFC 270 pay-per-view, but this clash between top contenders is now confirmed for the same event. Barring the unexpected, this match will be widely viewed as a #1-contender bout to determine who faces the winner of Adesanya/Whittaker 2.

Brunson began teasing the news of a big fight announcement moments before the news broke, with Blonde Brunson trolling fans into believing he might have signed on to face Adesanya in a rematch:

“BIG FIGHT news. I got the fight I wanted. I sent that contract back in 30 secs,” Brunson tweeted, knowing his fans are well aware of his earlier proclamation that he’d sit out for a title shot.

Based on the above headline, Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman was in on the fun also, as we now know that Brunson is not “next” for Israel Adesanya at all.

Both Brunson and Cannonier have compelling arguments for a title shot. In Brunson’s case, he is currently riding an impressive five-fight winning streak, including most recently finishing former UFC title challenger Darren Till earlier this month. For Cannonier, he was victorious in a bout last month in defeating Kelvin Gastelum, thus making it four wins out of his last five fights.

MMA News will keep you updated on any additional updates on the UFC 270 lineup.

Who do you think will emerge victorious in this middleweight title eliminator between Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier?

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REPORT | Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson Set For UFC 270

Jared CannonierA middleweight match-up with title implications between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson will take place at UFC 270 on January 22 according to a report from MMA Junkie. Brunson has won five straight fights since suffering a TKO loss to Israel Adesanya in 2018. Most recently, he put on a dominant display to take out Darren […]

Jared Cannonier

A middleweight match-up with title implications between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson will take place at UFC 270 on January 22 according to a report from MMA Junkie.

Brunson has won five straight fights since suffering a TKO loss to Israel Adesanya in 2018. Most recently, he put on a dominant display to take out Darren Till inside three rounds at UFC Vegas 36. Prior to that, he picked up big wins over Kevin Holland and Edmen Shahbazyan.

The 37-year-old took to social media to announce he’d signed a fight contract but stopped short of announcing who his opponent is.

“BIG FIGHT news . I got the fight I wanted . I sent that contract back in 30 secs,” Brunson wrote on Twitter.

Cannonier re-established himself as a player at 185lbs when he beat Kelvin Gastelum over five rounds in August. Prior to that, he suffered a three-round decision defeat to Robert Whittaker, who now seems set to an eagerly anticipated rematch with ‘Stylebender’ for UFC gold in the near future.

UFC 270 has not been officially announced yet and no other fights are set for the card. Dana White did previously suggest that he is hoping to book a middleweight title fight for January, which would indicate Adesanya vs. Whittaker II could headline the card that will also see a new 185lb number one contender announce themselves.

Who do you think will win at UFC 270? Jared Cannonier or Derek Brunson?

UFC Vegas 34 Medical Suspensions: Cannonier Potentially Out 6 Months

The medical suspensions list following UFC Vegas 34 has been released, and the night’s big winner could be sidelined for up to six months. After defeating Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC Vegas 34 main event, Cannonier declared that he is “broke&…

The medical suspensions list following UFC Vegas 34 has been released, and the night’s big winner could be sidelined for up to six months. After defeating Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC Vegas 34 main event, Cannonier declared that he is “broke” and would love to get back in the Octagon again soon against another top […]

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Kelvin Gastelum Says He Thought He Defeated Jared Cannonier

Kelvin Gastelum thought he did enough in his closely contested fight with Jared Cannonier to sway the judges in his favor. In what many considered to be the 2019 fight of the year, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya endured a five-round war resulting …

Kelvin Gastelum thought he did enough in his closely contested fight with Jared Cannonier to sway the judges in his favor. In what many considered to be the 2019 fight of the year, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya endured a five-round war resulting in an interim-title win for “The Last Stylebender” and a subsequent middleweight […]

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Cannonier Takes Deep Dive Into Fighter Pay Issue After Viral Comment

Jared Cannonier shares his thoughts on whether he believes the UFC fighter pay is acceptable. Fresh off his impressive decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 34, Jared Cannonier is generally expected to be close to a shot at middleweight ki…

Jared Cannonier shares his thoughts on whether he believes the UFC fighter pay is acceptable. Fresh off his impressive decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 34, Jared Cannonier is generally expected to be close to a shot at middleweight king, Israel Adesanya. And depending on how the title picture unfolds in the coming […]

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