Derek Brunson willing to take a ‘tune up’ fight against Jake Paul

After securing his fifth win in a row following a submission victory over Darren Till at UFC Vegas 36, Darren Till is ready for his title shot.

A perennial contender in the middleweight division, Brunson has come up short in previous bids to earn a shot at gold but this time around he knows exactly where he stands in the division.

Not only has Brunson earned five consecutive wins, which is the longest streak among any of the UFC middleweights currently sitting in the top five in the division, but he’s been completely dominant during this current run through the division.

Looking at the lay of the land at 185 pounds, Brunson just doesn’t see a need to take another fight before getting a title shot, although he might be interested in cashing a big paycheck like former UFC champion Tyron Woodley did when he recently crossed over to boxing.

“I could use a tune up with one of the Jake Paul brothers or something,” Brunson said when speaking at the UFC Vegas 36 post-fight press conference. “Maybe Dana White will loan me to [Triller], I could fight one of those guys or I could wait until Israel [Adesanya] and [Robert] Whittaker fight in early next year and fight in March or April. We have some options.”

Brunson told MMA Fighting prior to Saturday night that he hoped to get the win over Till and then challenge for the title against either Adesanya or Whittaker after suffering losses to both of them in the past.

That’s still his plan, although Brunson didn’t completely shut down the idea of facing off with another ranked opponent like Jared Cannonier, although that doesn’t appear to be at the top of the list for his next fight.

“[Jared] Cannonier isn’t completely off the table,” Brunson explained. “I’ve just been adamant about asking for the toughest guys in the division. I asked for Paulo Costa, the UFC sent him a contract, he didn’t sign it. If I would have got that fight, I would definitely be next for the title.

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