“I Am Married Anyway” – Derrick Lewis Brings Up “Heartbroken” Ronda Rousey Years After Famous Call-Out

Published 07/29/2022, 2:37 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Derrick Lewis looks olooks onduring UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

UFC’s funniest fighter, aka Derrick Lewis, has once again shown his humorous side. The heavyweight will face Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 on July 30. He recently appeared on Daniel Cormier’s DC check-in and spoke about his upcoming bout.


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Their conversation was quite interesting considering Cormier and Lewis faced each other in the octagon at UFC 230 in 2018. ‘DC’ won through submission in the second round.


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During the end of their conversation, the retired fighter revealed he had also interviewed WWE superstar and former UFC champion, Ronda Rousey. In response, Lewis questioned, “Did she ask about me?”

This caused them both to laugh and Lewis continued, “Off record”.

Cormier replied, “There’s three cameras, bro. It’s not off record. She didn’t ask about you.”

“She didn’t?” questioned Lewis.

To this, Cormier answered, “She’s heartbroken.”

“No, it’s cool, it’s cool. I am married anyway,” said Derrick Lewis.


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Fans loved their interaction, and many found their Ronda Rousey conversation hilarious. Interestingly, Lewis has also fought Rousey’s husband, Travis Browne, at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne in 2017. He even called out Rousey after defeating Browne.

‘The Black Beast’ is coming off a recent loss against Tai Tuivasa at UFC 271. The fighter lost by T/KO. Previously, he also lost against Cyril Gane at UFC 265, which was for the heavyweight interim title.

Hence, his UFC 277 fight will be an interesting one to watch. After all, his Russian opponent is currently on a three-fight winning streak; all through T/KO’s.

Lewis ranks at the fifth rank in UFC’s heavyweight division, whereas Pavlovich holds the eleventh position.


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Lewis versus Pavlovich will be on the main card. Brandon Moreno versus Kai Kara France will be the co-main event.

Julianna Peña versus Amanda Nunes will be the main event.

Will Derrick Lewis win this fight?


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While both the fighters have great knockout power, Pavlovich is just four fights old in the UFC. Hence, he hasn’t faced some of the best fighters in the division. However, his victories by T/KO are impressive.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 18: Derrick Lewis celebrates after his knockout victory over 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)

Lewis has fought some of the biggest heavyweights in the promotion. Hence, the outcome of the fight will be interesting.


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What are your predictions for Lewis versus Pavlovich? Let us know in the comments below.



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.