Derrick Lewis is quite the character. UFC heavyweight is mostly known for his knockout power in addition to his funny bone.
Irrelevant but Derrick Lewis is always funny pic.twitter.com/QWOMSo13yu
— Adrian Fernandes (@Fernandes_A23) March 12, 2021
During the most recent press conference appearance, ahead of his fight against Tai Tuivasa for UFC 271, the story was no different.
A reporter asked Lewis if he had watched Francis Ngannou’s last fight. Ngannou and Lewis haven’t seen eye to eye since their fight against each other.
In a lackluster fight, Lewis was able to get the decision victory and is now one of the two fighters able to beat Ngannou in the octagon.
— NESN (@NESN) July 8, 2018
As a response, Derrick had this to say:
“No, I didn’t watch the fight (Ngannou v Gane). I’ll be damned if I paid Francis any money out of my pocket for his PPVs. No, I didn’t watch. I tried to stream it, but they kept getting shut down.”
And that is not the first time Derrick jokes about illegal streaming UFC events.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 23, 2021
Lewis is expected to face Tai Tuivasa in the co-main event of UFC 271 this weekend. The card will be headlined by Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, he will be facing former champion, Robert Whittaker, in a rematch for the belt.