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UFC Fighter Derek Brunson

Don't Mess With Me ...

I'll Cheer Your Ass Off!

12/29/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO! WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW 'BOUT YOU???

That's right, before UFC fighter Derek Brunson was a face-smashing bad ass ... he was a sweater-wearing, spirit-filled, HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER with amazing moves ... caught on video.

Brunson -- who dominated in Strikeforce and is now making his Octagon debut in UFC 155 -- tells TMZ ... he ditched the "sport" after snagging a wrestling scholarship at UNC Pembroke.

As for his upcoming bout tonight, Brunson says ... "I'm getting my hand raised. GO BIG OR GO HOME."

Which kinda sounds like something a cheerleader would say ...

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1.

TNastyFunktown    

...

625 days ago
2.

Dave Harvey    

The phrase "Go big or go home" was popularized in Canada in the 1980s by amateur athlete Victor Davis.He won Olympic gold in 200m breaststroke in LA in 1984 and was killed in 1989.

625 days ago
3.

jeff    

"Gee, why would all those black guys want to be cheerleaders?"(look above/white women)They will do anything for white p ssy.

625 days ago
4.

Robo    

Go big or go home. I've got - KNOWN! - all A's, team captn., post grad ed, self-fin, house(s) and I got cheerleaders excited on more HS oppt's hoping "we" make it out okay from these bad times. How much further can I fail to make losers feel better about the team "situation?" Mad about so many married w/family cliff entitlement people now realizing the next gen of mid-grades into also wanting "theirs" now that they "know." Go accomplish something losers, like going to college and doing embarrassing and authentically dismal commitments to self because it MATTERS, you lazy, partying social riders that want firstforemost to have fun while you're young/while you can/because someone is taking care of "things" and stuff "just happens." Stay midgrade in a 2500 to 800 sq. ft and resolve to ordinary, permission granted to be all you can be. Badass.

625 days ago
5.

Chipperson    

Even though he won, he looked terrible last night. I think he'll be "former UFC fighter Derek Brunson" before too long.

624 days ago

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