UFC Heavyweight stalwart and former title challenger Derrick Lewis will retire from the promotion one day, but doesn’t plan on venturing away. In fact, the knockout win record holder plans to own the promotion one day.
Derrick Lewis wants to go after the reporters after owning the UFC: Y’all talk so much shit about me
Winning a UFC championship one hell of a feat that many fighters cherish and work towards. But to own the mixed martial arts’ top dog company is a different magnitude and that’s what “The Black Beast” has planned to do.
Before he steps in the Octagon to take on Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 this wweekend at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Lewis was asked about what keeps him going. The 37-year-old, as usual, had a witty reply.
“It’s still the money,” Lewis responded the reporters at the UFC 277 media day, “You know, shit, inflation. You seen the gas prices? Shit, what is it, $7, $6, something like that in Vegas?”
Another question followed up, asking Lewis what would he do if he won the Mega Millions jackpot, to which the 5th ranked UFC heavyweight revealed his plans of owning the company in the future.
“Mega Millions, I’m gonna buy the UFC. Then I’m gonna talk so much shit to the reporters. I’m gonna dog your ass all the way you do us fighters,” he added.
The record holder for most knockouts in UFC history (13), Lewis was once again asked why he held a grudge towards reporters, and the Texas native once again gave a humorous answer.
“Fuck y’all. Y’all talk so much shit about me, for no reason. And I’m sitting here telling your ass the truth. I don’t give a fuck about this fighting shit you know, sitting up here telling me, ‘I don’t think Derrick got it’. Motherfucker, I’ve been telling y’all, fuck y’all. Shit, it is what it is. I don’t care…Nah man, I don’t even like y’all,” added Lewis. [H/T MMANews.com]
UFC 277 Full Fight Card:
- Bantamweight Championship: Julianna Pena (c) vs Amanda Nunes
- Flyweight Championship (Interim): Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France
- Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs Sergei Pavlovich
- Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja vs Alex Perez
- Light heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith
- Welterweight: Alex Morono vs Matt Semelsberger
- Lightweight: Drew Dober vs Rafael Alves
- Heavyweight: Don’Tale Mayers vs Hamdy Abdelwahab
- Lightweight: Drakkar Klose vs Rafa Garcia
Early Prelims Card
- Welterweight: Ramiz Brahimaj vs Michael Morales
- Flyweight: Ji Yeon Kim vs Joselyne Edwards
- Light Heavyweight: Nick Negumereanu vs Ihor Potieria
- Welterweight: Orion Cosce vs Blood Diamond
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