Brunson Leaves UFC for PFL
Derek Brunson has made a surprising move by leaving the UFC and signing with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), a rival organization. This comes after over a decade of service in the UFC, marking a significant career change for Brunson.
Paul's MMA Debut with PFL
Jake Paul, the popular YouTuber-turned-boxer, is set to make his MMA debut with the PFL. After signing with the organization, Paul will step into the cage next year, adding another dimension to his combat sports career.
A Possible Showdown
Derek Brunson has expressed interest in facing Jake Paul now that they are both under the PFL banner. The two have a bit of history, with Paul previously asking Dana White to set up a fight between them. With the alignment of their careers, a showdown between the two fighters could be on the horizon.
Brunson's Openness to Two-Fight Deal
Despite not being selected as Paul's next opponent, Derek Brunson is open to the idea of a two-fight deal. He loves challenging himself and sees the potential in testing his skills both in boxing and MMA against the YouTube star.
PFL Season and $1 Million Prize
Brunson's PFL debut is set for this Friday, where he will face former PFL champion Ray Cooper. A win in this bout could set him up for the PFL's season next year, where fighters compete in a four-stage knockout format with a $1 million prize on the line.
Overall, the move to the PFL has brought excitement and new opportunities for Derek Brunson, who is ready to make a fresh start and control his own destiny in the organization.