Following back-to-back losses against Jacare Souza and Israel Adesanya, UFC Ottawa’s Derek Brunson has enlisted the help of Henri Hooft and Hard Knocks 365, after being a “superstar” in his own gym wasn’t working out.

Ottawa, ON — Middleweight Derek Brunson is back in action in the co-main event at this Saturday’s UFC Ottawa. And like the weather in the Canadian capital, his career has had its ups and downs of late. Most recently, it’s a two-fight slump, though it’s worth noting that his last opponent, Israel Adesanya, now holds interim middleweight gold.

Facing the media on Thursday, Brunson told media outlets including Cageside Press about how he is adjusting for this fight — and even gave his pick for the winner of Adesanya and Robert Whittaker’s title unification bout.

“I don’t feel the pressure’s on me,” Brunson told reporters in regards to his recent losses. “I always want to perform well, and lately I have not been performing well. Particularly in the bigger fights. So that’s been the focus in my training camp, and pretty much in general.”

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