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Derek Brunson signs new four-fight contract with UFC

Derek Brunson signs on the dotted line to compete for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for at least four more bouts.

Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

While New York Yankees shortstop and team captain Derek Jeter used popular social network Facebook to announce his retirement from the sport of baseball after the 2014 season, Derek Brunson used his page to announce he has inked a new, four-fight contract to keep his fight career going with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

The Strikeforce import burst onto the UFC scene back in 2012, outpointing longtime veteran Chris Leben via unanimous decision at UFC 155. He followed up that performance by defeating Brian Houston at UFC: "Fight for the Troops 3" in under a minute of the opening round.

Two months later, Brunson lost to Yoel Romero via technical knockout (TKO) at UFC Fight Night 35 (video here). The loss to "Soldier of God" was the first for Brunson under the UFC umbrella, which also resulted in a broken jaw and a $50,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus check.

But nothing fixes old wounds better than securing a deal that will see him fighting for the best MMA promotion on the planet for the foreseeable future.

Who would you like to see him fight next?

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