Derek Brunson issues first statement following KO loss to Jared Cannonier at UFC 271

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Last night, Derek Brunson lost to Jared Cannonier via second round knockout, at UFC 271.

Following the loss, Brunson issued a statement on Twitter where he informed fans that he is in good spirits despite the outcome of the fight.

“Made a title push,” Brunson wrote. “Number 3 vs. 4 in the world. I came up short. Life lessons. I’m all good, sad but life will give you these moments. I’ll pick myself up for one more fight. Blessings to all.”

With Brunson confirming that his next fight will in fact be his last, it seems safe to say that he will not get an opportunity to challenge for the UFC’s middleweight title before he calls it a career.

For his retirement fight, a bout against Kelvin Gastelum may be of interest as both of their most recent losses have came against Cannonier.

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