‘Excuse My French, but F**k You- Derrick Lewis Destroys a French Reporter at UFC 265 Press Conference

Published 08/06/2021, 12:40 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 20: Derrick Lewis prepares to fight Curtis Blaydes in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Derrick Lewis is tied for the most T/KO wins in the UFC with 12 to his name. ‘The Black Beast’ has quickly become a fan favorite because of his ability to end a fight in the blink of an eye and do it time and time again. Add to that Lewis’ ability to be extremely witty on the mic and being unapologetically himself every single time has garnered him a cult following. 

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Reporter gets on Lewis’ nerves

Lewis was the star of the UFC 265 press conference that took place recently. Where he answered several questions. A French reporter present in the crowd asked Gane several questions and then turned his attention to Lewis. The reporter asked Lewis how it would feel to lose in front of his home crowd.

‘The Black Beast’ replied, “You’re going to have to excuse my French, but f**k you and f**k him.”. The reporter challenged Lewis that he would remember this answer come Saturday night. Lewis replied, “Write that sh*t down, take a picture. I don’t give a f**k”. 

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Lewis further added what it would mean to be a heavyweight champion in his hometown and if there’s any added pressure. ‘The Black Beast’ said, “Of course there’s a little pressure, cause Houston’s never had a heavyweight champion before. I want to be the first time. I want to make history and it’s gotta go down.”

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Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane- A preview 

The two men involved in the main event at UFC 265 could not have a more contrasting approach to fighting. Gane is more methodical in his approach and prefers to pick his opponent apart from a distance. Lewis likes to close the distance and land his devastating right hand. That has more often than not shut the lights out on everyone who has stood across the cage from him in the UFC

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Lewis said during the press conference that he does not care what Gane does well. He insists that ‘Bon Gamin’ will end up like everyone else, staring up at the lights after having been knocked out viciously.

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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