UFC: Derrick Lewis says he was given ‘some type of steroids’ for his back injury and USADA approved it

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It’s been a while since UFC heavyweight Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis has been dealing with an injured back. Lewis stimulated his back injury just a day before his UFC 216 bout against former champ Fabricio Werdum back in October last year.

Lewis vitiated that injury again in the first round during his pivotal bout against a dangerous Francis Ngannou. It got worsened upto a limit that an ever so Houston slugger has to resort to just kicking. Lewis finally believes that his back injury has been treated by a new medication.

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“Right now it’s going pretty good,” Lewis told Luke Thomas (via MMA Fighting). “The shots that I took, they said it should last like 10 to 12 months.”

“It wasn’t stem cells or nothing like that. It was something — they shot me like 20 times in one spot, it was some type of steroids.”

Lewis confirmed that these steroids have been approved by USADA.

“For sure, yeah. We sent the pictures and sent the name of the medicine that they were gonna shoot into me before I even took it and they (USADA) said that it’s been approved.”

Read also:

UFC: Derrick Lewis blames his back problems for his performance against Francis Ngannou at UFC 226



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