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Heavy-hitter Derek Brunson shares his affection for music

Derek Brunson is one of the most explosive UFC athletes to step into the Octagon. Now he is delivering that explosiveness to fans in the form of his personally selected mixes.  

UFC Ultimate Sound is proud to announce the addition of Derek Brunson to the mix. The middleweight title contender has been making waves over the past few years, and a big part of that success is from the music that has accompanied him along the way.

Brunson revealed to UFC Ultimate Sound that music played a vital role throughout his youth because music was there for him when he felt like others weren’t. He drew a great deal of hope and optimism from his mixes throughout his life, and he has carried that same connection with music over to his mixed martial arts career. The majority of Brunson’s mixes are populated by rap and hip hop, but he tells Ultimate Sound that he can get down with some Miley Cyrus as well.

On the surface, it may seem like Brunson is heavily into just a couple of genres, but it goes beyond that. For his walk-out music, he comes out to 10K by KB, which is a Christian rap song, but a track with a hype beat that inspires him to go out and do what he does best. So, from artists like Rick Ross, The Game, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, to Miley Cyrus, to Christian Rap, Brunson’s mixes will provide fans with the ability to set several different moods.

There is a lot to learn about these UFC Athletes by listening to the mixes they have in their earbuds. For Brunson, some songs calm him down when it’s time to relax, and some songs get him motivated to be able to go put in the extra rounds . Gain a new perspective on Brunson and power through your day by enjoying the music hand-selected by the man himself.

Photo: Chris Unger/UFC/Getty Images

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