Derek Brunson Accuses Anderson Silva Of Greasing

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Throughout 2017 thus far, middleweight contender Derek Brunson has compiled a record of 1-1, dropping a closely-fought decision to the legendary Anderson Silva at UFC 208 earlier this year and rebounding with a stoppage victory over Dan Kelly this past June.

After his bout with Silva, Brunson made it clear that he wasn’t pleased with the decision, and it now appears as if he feels as if “The Spider” was cheating.

Set to take on former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 119 on Oct. 28, 2017 in Brazil, Brunson recently asked “The Dragon” not to put ‘cooking oil all over your body like Anderson did’:

“Just make sure you don’t put cooking oil all over your body like Anderson did so it’ll be easy to grab ahold of you,” Brunson told Machida on Twitter.

That’s quite a bold claim being made by the 33-year-old Brunson, who will look to continue his winning ways against Machida.

Machida hasn’t competed since June 2015, as he’ll be returning from an 18-month suspension due to the fact that he admitted to taking a banned substance. The 39-year-old ex-champion is riding a two-fight losing streak in addition to losing three of his last four bouts.