Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Derrick Lewis Says Prison, Rough Past Led To UFC Stardom

Derrick Lewis' Brilliant Response When Asked What He Eats Before Fights
Michele Schwartz | 04 November, 2018, 08:57

UFC president Dana White expresses his thoughts on the UFC 230 main event heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis, with Cormier winning by second-round submission.

Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the victor of the Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas.

"It's history, baby", said Cormier, who improved his heavyweight record to 15-0 (4-0 in UFC).

The defending champion, 39, had headed into the bout as strong favorite and with a remarkable 14-fight unbeaten career record at heavyweight. And he'll be keeping an eye on his waistline - the one he expects to still be wrapped with the title belt after Saturday night.

Former champion Stipe Miocic definitely deserves a rematch after Cormier knocked him out back in July. I saw Brock before the fight, as I was doing my sprints during my warm-up and I see a black auto with security bringing Brock out. This time, I will buckle my heels into the mat.

Speaking to commentator Joe Rogan, Cormier called out former UFC star and current WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar.

Both Darren Till and Yoel Romero missed weight in fights earlier this year and were still granted title shots, so it might not be the end of the line for Eubanks just yet. "I feel like fighting at heavyweight is putting all the cards in his favour".

One of the most genuine and honest people in sports, Cormier heaped praised upon Lewis' power, but it was never a factor. That's why Cormier says in reality a fight against Jones should be bigger-it's actually two of the top fighters in the history of the sport clashing for the third time. "I'm an optimistic guy". But when I was on the card with Brock, it did over 1.1 million buys. "I think about my past and stuff like that", Lewis told TMZ this afternoon, as he recounted the past events that gave him stock, as a strong-willed character, inside and outside of the octagon.

Lewis eventually managed to extract himself, only for Cormier to secure a second takedown and press the advantage by hammering away on the deck.

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