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UFC Middleweight Contender, gym owner, manager, and fight promoter, Derek Brunson, Skypes in for today's episode. He and Mike talk about his recent dominant TKO victory over Edmen Shahbazyan, will he fight Paulo Costa, Darren Till or Kevin Holland next, getting robbed by Anderson Silva, how Henri Hooft helped Derek step up his game, how Derek's wrestling background got him into MMA, facing Chris Leben in his UFC debut, the upsides and downsides of being a professional fighter, predictions for Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards and Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, and much more! Don't forget we post NINE HOURS EARLIER on YouTube so be sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell for notifications so you can watch the episodes as soon as they are released!
0:39 Should the Edmen Shahbazyan fight have been stopped earlier?
4:18 Does Paulo Costa really want any part of Derek?
6:26 Derek got robbed by Anderson Silva
9:32 Derek has been trying to get Darren Till in the octagon
10:58 Is Kevin Holland Derek's next opponent?
14:19 There's some bad blood between Derek and fanboy Kevin Holland
20:49 Henri Hooft's coaching is perfect for Derek
22:45 A peek inside Derek's fight camp, fight week, and research
25:58 How free and Greco wrestling got Derek into MMA
27:31 When it came to Chris Leben, Derek had to put his money where his mouth is
28:35 World travel and training with famous athletes are Derek's favorite perks
29:50 Listening to UFC vets in the locker room taught Derek to be smart with his money
31:12 Derek's future plans involve gyms, managing fighters, promoting fights, and real estate
32:29 Derek's slim favorite in the Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards fight (Now Cancelled)
33:25 Why Dustin Poirier has a shot against Conor McGregor in the rematch