Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis never fails to surprise the MMA fans with his hilarious personality and abilities on the mic. On his next outing against Tai Tuivasa next Saturday at UFC 271, he plans to pull off something that has never been done before.
His opponent, the Aussie Tuivasa is famously known for celebrating a win with a shoey. Shoey is an act of drinking a beer from a random shoe thrown at him or pre-selected.
Shoey celebration has been a thing that the fans wait on every time Tuivasa fights. But while Lewis admitted he is also a fan of Tuivasa, don’t won’t expect him to do a shoey anytime soon.
“Yeah, he’s good, man. I like him. I like Tai, and I really appreciate him knocking out Greg Hardy like he did the last fight. Greg was talking a lot of trash that week, so I appreciate it, but I just don’t like the beer-drinking out of the shoe and all that. What y’all do out there? I don’t like all that. That’s nasty. My feet smell cheesy. I just can’t imagine just another man’s sweat in – I don’t know.” said Lewis in an interview with Fox Sports Australia.
However, on his latest interview with Morning Kombat, Lewis planned to do a thing that will probably exceed Tuivasa’s shoey, perhaps in the terms of nastiness.
“I can’t do nothing like that. Nah,” Lewis said regarding Tuivasa’s shoeys. “I’d say I’d take my cup off and drink beer out of that. That’s as far as I would go”
On his latest outing in December, Lewis notably took off his cup following his win over Chris Daukaus and threw it at the crowd.
It turns out that the guy that caught that unlikely souvenir is also coming to Houston to get it signed by ‘the Black Beast’ himself.
“Oh yeah, the guy had said that he’s coming to Houston to watch me fight and he wants me to sign it for him,” Lewis added.
The former two-times title challenger and UFC KO king Lewis will face the rising star from down under Tai ‘Bam Bam’ Tuivasa in a highly-anticipated co-headliner at UFC 271 next Saturday in Houston, Texas.
The main event will be a clash of heated rivals between the UFC middleweight champion Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya seeking another title defense against former champion Robert ‘Reaper’ Whittaker that sought revenge after their first encounter two years ago.