HILARIOUS: Derrick Lewis Reveals the Only Person He Doesn’t Like in the UFC

February 19, 2021 10:58 am

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.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 07: Derrick Lewis poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“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.

UFC heavyweights: Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis

‘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.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 20: (R-L) Curtis Blaydes punches Alexander Volkov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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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Darryl Pinto

Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live. Having competed in MMA at a collegiate level, he makes a conscious attempt to integrate an athlete's breakdown of MMA techniques like striking, defense and grappling into his penmanship of the sport as he seeks to give the reader a well-rounded point of view. Before becoming the lead MMA writer, Darryl has also written articles for the NFL and boxing divisions. He began watching UFC 11 years ago at UFC 117 when Chael Sonnen went to war against the middleweight GOAT Anderson Silva.

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