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Newly crowned BAMMA heavyweight world champion Brett McDermott is still unsure about his future following BAMMA 29 but insists he will entertain offers if the right opportunity comes along. 

McDermott, who recently lost to Liam McGeary at Bellator 173, returned to the BAMMA promotion to face off against Ruben Wolf in another huge night for the Barrow native.

The gameplan for Brett was clear, go for the knockout. Undoubtedly one of the hardest hitters on the BAMMA roster, the former Rugby league player earned six of his seven wins via KO/TKO prior to BAMMA 29.

Wolf provided a test in the sense that he was tough and durable, as McDermott expected, telling MMA Plus after his title win: “I knew he was going to be tough. It’s why I had to be patient. I couldn’t rush.”

There have been many questions surrounding the future of the Cumbrian and whether he has a long-term future in mixed martial arts. The 39-year-old announced his retirement earlier in 2017 but returned when gifted an opportunity against McGeary.

“The Spartan” stayed in the fight business when offered the biggest opportunity of his career, to fight for the heavyweight world title at BAMMA where he dismantled Ruben Wolf in the second round.

After dismantling his German opponent in Birmingham and capturing his first major world title, McDermott is still contemplating his future: “I am not ruling myself out. I am not going to say I will retire. If the right opportunity comes along, I will take it. Every fighter lives for the big fights.”

Brett also opened up about the possibility of defending the title but insisted that there is no opponent, in particular, he is in pursuit of.