UFC heavyweight, Derrick Lewis, will scrap against Curtis Blaydes in the main event for UFC Fight Night on Feb 20. ‘The Black Beast’ spoke to the media and touched on several aspects related to the UFC’s heavyweight division as it stands. Furthermore, he also maintained his comedic streak and had his fair share of back-and-forth interactions with reporters.
Chiefly, Derrick Lewis went on to reveal the one person he isn’t too fond of in the UFC. The Houston native relayed the news in a manner only he could, and there’s a reason he’s endeared by fans. Lewis eased into the topic when he was asked to dissect his future and whether he planned to stay in the UFC.
“I love the UFC, I love some of the UFC crew so, except for Nobby. She’s always making me do all these interviews. That’s the only person I don’t like in the UFC, but other than that I love it here.”
Derrick Lewis’s hilarious take on a rather mundane question about contract extension showcased his charisma. Not to mention, there’s plenty to be said about Lewis’ presence in front of the camera and his ability to arrest attention. Fans are automatically drawn into his interviews and the engagement on his interviews and scrums reflect his popularity.
‘Razor’ Blaydes is currently on a four-fight win streak and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Alexander Volkov. Blaydes has racked up some of the most dominant heavyweight displays on the back of his offensive wrestling. Not to mention, Curtis Blaydes has showcased an improved striking ability and is favored to pick up the win.
Derrick Lewis is on a run of his own, racking up a three-fight win streak. He is 3-2 in his last outings, and his recent wins have consolidated his position at the top. Chiefly, the former title challenger, has Semtex attached to his fists and can turn off the lights with one blow. Blaydes will have to be exceptionally careful when making an entry on Lewis.
The heavyweight division is largely logjammed at the top, and there’s a distinct wait to get a title shot for the winner. However, both men will be motivated to keep their spot and grab a hold of their win bonus as well.
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