‘I Gotta See That Man Live’- Grammy Winning Rapper Lil Wayne Stunned After Derrick Lewis Knocks Curtis Blaydes out Cold at UFC Vegas 19

Published 02/21/2021, 11:07 PM EST
Feb 19, 2017; Halifax, NS, Canada; Derrick Lewis (red gloves) reacts after defeating Travis Browne (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Scotiabank Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports


Derrick Lewis added to his ever-increasing highlight-reel of spectacular knockouts as he finished top heavyweight contender, Curtis Blaydes, in an emphatic fashion. He increased his record for the most knockouts in the UFC heavyweight history. Also, he tied Vitor Belfort for the record of most knockouts ever in the UFC.

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‘The Black Beast’ earned the knockout in the second round of the UFC Vegas 19 main event and dropped jaws all over. Among the one-punch knockout artist’s many admirers was Grammy winner Lil Wayne.

He tweeted, “Dat man said dats herb dean fault! Man slime is still unconscious as I write dis!!! Bruh I been tellin y’all bout D Lewis since bak bak! Mannnnnn Dana I told u I gotta see dat man live bruh!!!

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Dat man said dats herb dean fault!🤦🏽‍♂️😂😂😂😂
Man slime is still unconscious as I write dis!!! Bruh I been tellin y’all bout D Lewis since bak bak! Mannnnnn Dana I told u I gotta see dat man live bruh!!!

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) February 21, 2021

Lewis pointed to Blaydes’s corner, who was blaming him for the unnecessary shots. The Texas native was not in no mood to take any blame and rather said its referee Herb Dean’s job to stop the fight. Not his.

It is evident Lewis has gathered all sorts of positive attention after his performance and it has opened up the door on him for probably bigger things to come.

Can Derrick Lewis become a UFC champion?

On the feet, ‘The Black Beast’ is as vicious as they come as he can take on anybody on the roster and trade punches. However, as his wrestling is not his strongest asset, he still has some room for improvement before competing for the belt.

Lewis proved last night that he can handle the grappling of the very best as he stuffed the higher-ranked Blaydes‘s takedown attempt on him. Now, a fight for the belt is certainly on the line for him if he can manage one or two more wins. ‘The Black Beast’ will not fight for the title right away, as Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones are ahead of him. Hence, he has the time to polish the non-KO aspects of his game.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Derrick Lewis punches 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)

Having fought for the strap once before would have helped Lewis understand the feel of a title fight, and he would not want to let a second chance slide by.

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He seems determined, which was clear by how he continued to land blows until the referee pulled him away. ‘The Black Beast’ did not bask in his glory, despite knowing that he had sealed the deal the moment he landed flush.

What did you make of Lil Wayne‘s tweet about Lewis? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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