Dana White Impressed With Derrick Lewis’ UFC Knockout Record, But ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’ To Lewis
Derrick Lewis put on an outstanding performance last Saturday night at UFC Vegas 45, knocking out strong contender Chris Daukaus in a comeback win after losing to Ciryl Gane in the summer.
The victory broke a tie with Vitor Belfort and Matt Brown, giving “The Black Beast” the record for the most knockouts in UFC history.
UFC President Dana White was blown away by the achievement.
“If you look at the amount of times that he’s been here and the records that he’s broken, it’s impressive,” White said.
“He looked good tonight. You could see he was waiting. He was timing those shots and he was ready.”
But for Lewis, he didn’t think much of the new record.
“It doesn’t mean anything,” Lewis said.
“It means something, I guess, because of all the greats that was here before me. But really, it doesn’t change anything. There’s still a lot of other guys that’s active and doing pretty good as well.”
Lewis already missed two opportunities to win the UFC gold and, because of that, he might not get the initial title shot against the winner of Gane vs. Ngannou. There is also Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic in the division.
Some fans say he is not champion material, but he is one of the most technical boxers of the division with dangerous bombs in his hands.