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.
All of us watching this Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou fight. #UFC226 pic.twitter.com/jYivq8B7tQ
— 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.
Derrick Lewis: “Hey, me and Dana White wanna know… Who’s streaming tonight?” ? #UFC257 (via @Thebeast_ufc) pic.twitter.com/BOuQqocaxt
— 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.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.