VIDEO: Blonde Brunson Strikes Again As He Hilariously Trolls Conor McGregor on Twitter

Published 10/03/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


UFC middleweight Derek Brunson has started gaining traction on social media with hilarious posts, memes, and comments he’s been posting. The MMA community has become endeared to ‘Blonde Brunson’ and he has recently become a fan-favorite account to follow on Twitter. A quick look at his most recent post, targeting megastar Conor McGregor and it’s easy to see why Brunson has a lot of steam behind him.

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Chiefly, Derek Brunson decided to troll ‘The Notorious’ for his now-infamous first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game. McGregor’s pitch was quite off base and fans immediately began trolling McGregor. However, in true ‘Notorious’ fashion, McGregor took it in stride and called it ‘The Most Devastating Pitch Ever Seen!’.

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Derek Brunson decided to put out a creative troll video from the perspective of a fan in the stands. The short clip had Brunson in Hollywood mode as he acted out a rather fantastical spin on the event that took place. Several fans and fellow fighters engaged with Brunson’s post and shouted him out for his hilarious content.

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Brunson may be all smiles outside the cage, however, once inside the cage, the veteran comes for blood. He is now on a 5-fight win streak and has defeated names like Darren Till, Kevin Holland, and Edmen Shahbazyan in quick succession. It’s clear that the 37-year-old is having a late-career resurgence and is looking to make a run for the title.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 20: In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Kevin Holland punches Derek Brunson in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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A while back, some fans and his fellow divisional contenders had ruled Brunson out as a major player in the division. Decisive losses against champions like Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya seemed to be the final nail in the coffin. However, he has shed the ‘gatekeeper’ tag and is on the cusp of fighting for the undisputed title.

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More likely than not, Derek Brunson is one fight away from truly sealing the deal for a title shot. Given the landscape of the division, he may find himself waiting on the sidelines for a while before securing his shot. However, if he continues to display the dominance he’s shown recently, there’s nothing that can stop this grizzly veteran.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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