Derek Brunson wears ‘I beat the domestic abusers’ shirt to media day and wants fighters who commit such crimes to be punished

Derek Brunson sent the MMA community into a frenzy with the jersey he wore during his UFC 271 media day appearance. He donned a shirt with the phrase “I beat the domestic abusers” printed on it. the front.

Brunson is set to face Jared Cannonier in a three-round bout at UFC 271 on Feb. 12. The winner of the fight could potentially receive a UFC middleweight title later this year. While answering questions regarding his fight at UFC 271 media day, the 185-pound UFC contender was asked about the jersey.

Brunson responded by stating:

“Yeah, oh, that’s my shirt. I stand up against domestic violence. So, I want people to feel uncomfortable engaging in this type of activity. asked if he had always been interested in raising awareness against domestic violence, Brunson replied, “Oh, yeah; for sure. I’m that kind of guy. I don’t like people who beat women, or women.” guys who beat women. So I’m against it.”

When asked if the message on the shirt was for anyone in particular, he simply replied by saying, “No, no one in particular. Everybody.”

Additionally, the UFC middleweight stalwart was asked about fighters accused of domestic violence. The 38-year-old was asked if he feels these fighters should be kicked out of the UFC or challenged in public. brunson replied

“I mean, I think it’s a bit weak. No, I don’t mean kind of; definitely weak. Like I said – When a guy who has physical strength compared to women and just beats women, I think that’s a bit weak. So, yeah, I mean, if a fighter engages in those activities, they definitely should be disclosed. But I blame everyone; anyone. If the shoe fits them, they should wear it.

Watch Derek Brunson raise awareness against domestic violence in the video below:


Robert Whittaker predicts Jared Cannonier to beat Derek Brunson at UFC 271

Robert Whittaker is set to face Israel Adesanya in a rematch for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 271. “The Reaper” has also fought Brunson and Cannonier in the past, and he has beaten both fighters.

The UFC’s highly ranked middleweight bout between Jared Cannonier (@killagorillamma) and Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) at UFC 270 on Jan. 22 moved up to UFC 271 on Feb. 12, the sources say. Same night as the Adesanya title fight against Whittaker.

Speaking to MMA Junkie, Robert Whittaker picked Jared Cannonier to defeat Derek Brunson at UFC 271. Whittaker said:

“I think Cannonier takes that one. He’s a badass. He’s a badass with a very, very complete skill set. Super hard to take down and overpower, more importantly. I think if Derek Brunson wins this fight, he takes him down, holds him down, pressures him and wins that way. But it’s very hard to keep Cannonier down.


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