UFC Heavyweight Derrick Lewis Calls Out Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Friend Kevin Hart for a Fight

Published 07/30/2022, 6:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 20: Derrick Lewis reacts after his knockout victory over 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)

There’s a new feud brewing in town. UFC fighter Derrick Lewis has called out actor and comedian Kevin Hart for a fight. This came about after ‘The Black Beast’ was asked to name celebrities he would like to battle, and he did not hesitate while dropping three names.

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Lewis said, “Yeah, I’ll fight Kevin Hart. F*** Kevin Hart.” Apparently, the other two celebrities he would fight are Michael Jordan and Mark Wahlberg.

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‘ESPN MMA’ shared the video of the fighter calling out the comedian and amused fans couldn’t stop raging in the comment section. Many felt that Dwayne Johnson should have Hart’s back because of their friendship. However, Hart has been trolling ‘The Rock’.

Many were patiently waiting for Hart’s response.

 

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The heavyweight fighter is known for his hilarious comebacks and call-outs. After defeating Ronda Rousey’s husband, Travis Browne, in a fight, he called out Rousey. In a recent conversation with Daniel Cormier too, ‘The Black Beast’ had a funny discussion about Rousey.

ANAHEIM, CA – FEBRUARY 23: Ronda Rousey stands in the Octagon before her women’s bantamweight title fight against Liz Carmouche during UFC 157 at Honda Center on February 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Lewis, who is currently at rank five in the UFC’s heavyweight division, has had several more witty moments. The beloved heavyweight is just hours away from his UFC 277 fight against Sergei Pavlovich.

It is an important fight for ‘The Black Beast’ as earlier this year, he lost an important bout against Tai Tuivasa. While fans are looking forward to seeing him back in the Octagon, they are also eagerly waiting for his witty lines and post-fight antics.

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Daniel Cormier recently interviewed the fighter. While both had a great conversation, the two had a funny feud a few years ago. At UFC 226, Lewis revealed he was beefing with ‘DC’ because “he disrespected Popeyes Chicken on a commercial a few years ago.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 18: Derrick Lewis prepares to fight Chris Daukaus in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The fighter had also once fallen asleep during a post-fight press conference. After fighting Roy Nelson back in 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90 and winning via a split decision, ‘The Black Beast’ dozed off during the press conference.

The former UFC title challenger’s antics have seen him earn appreciation for being real.

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Which Derrick Lewis moment do you find the most hilarious? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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