The vicious knockout came after Blaydes attempted to turn to his wrestling and that’s exactly what Lewis wanted as he timed an uppercut that detonated like a bomb and sent the No. 2 ranked heavyweight crashing to the canvas. Lewis followed up with punches but Blaydes was already unconscious before he hit the ground as the fight was stopped at 1:26 into the second round.
What followed after that was a Footage of a fight fan allegedly video calling and harassing UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes emerged on social media.
So someone found Curtis Blaydes number just to troll him, this shit is disgusting pic.twitter.com/KOYZR2A6af
— ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ🗿🏝 (@TheArtOfWar6) February 22, 2021
The knockout was as nasty as they come. Given the nature of the stoppage, you’d think most people with even a shred of humanity would give Blaydes and his team some space. From the looks of it, however, one gutless fight fan got his hands on Blaydes’ phone number and FaceTimed the heavyweight to harass him about the loss.
“Yo Curtis, you got knocked the f*ck out, boy,” the caller says in the video. “You got knocked the f*ck out.”
“Who is this, bro,” Blaydes can be heard responding.
You’d think it would go without saying, but the fighters that put their health on the line for our entertainment deserve so much better than this kind of nonsense.
Before the finish, the first attempt from Curtis was to get inside was also met with a clubbing punch from Lewis, who let him know right away that he was going to get hit hard every time he tried for a takedown. From there, Lewis seemed content to sit back and counter punch whenever Blaydes moved forward but that meant he was consistently waiting on his opponent to attack.
Just as he made his first dedicated attempt at a takedown, he was met by a devastating uppercut from Lewis that connected with maximum force. Blaydes immediately crashed to the canvas with Lewis continuing to throw shots until referee Herb Dean could rush in to stop the fight before further damage was dished out. Curtis laid motionless for a few moments before finally sitting up to ask what exactly had just happened. As for Lewis, he barely broke a smile after his signature ground-thumping celebration but he was happy with the result.
Before his loss to Derrick Lewis, Curtis Blaydes was on an impressive four-fight winning streak in the perilous heavyweight division. That streak was composed of a decision win over Alexander Volkov, a pair of stoppage wins over Junior dos Santos and Shamil Abdurakhimov, and a decision victory over Justin Willis. Other highlights of his impressive 14-3 record include triumphs over Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, and Alexey Oleynik.
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