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Derek Brunson Wants Fights With Chris Weidman and Elias Theodorou

December 22, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Derek Brunson said that he’s hoping to fight either Chris Weidman or Elias Theodorou for his next bout. Here are highlights:

On needing to regain momentum: “I’m trying to stay active. Sometimes you get close and you get in these big fights, and you get close to ‘If I win this one and look impressive, I’ll get a title shot.’ Now, I’m back to ‘I just need to get active, get a streak going and worry about that.’ I’m not in the title picture right now, so I’m looking for guys who are ready to get active and looking to stay active just like myself.”

On Elias Theodorou: “I think a fight between me and Elias Theodorou makes perfect sense. He’s a guy who needs to fight a formidable guy to get in the top-10. What, is he going to keep fighting guys out of the top 10? That’s a fight I’d like to have. I’ve fought everybody, so I’m just looking to fight some guys about where I’m at.”

On getting knocked out: “I didn’t go out cold. It’s more about getting better and becoming a better martial artist. I’m not taking a lot of punches. This past fight, I ran in and shot in on a double and got caught with a knee. So I got dazed moreso, and then the guy came in with a couple more punches and the ref stopped it.”

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