Lewis Blasts Blaydes After Volkov Win
While the post main event riot may have taken most of the spotlight in the aftermath of UFC 229, Derrick Lewis’ knockout win and his post fight interview certainly cannot be overlooked.
As it looked like Lewis was barely able to stand in the waning moments against Alexander Volkov, the Houston, Texas native would be able to land a devastating knockout blow to stay near the top of the heavyweight standings.
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Following a post fight interview where he took off his fight shorts due to his “b***s is hot” and claiming President Donald Trump called him to “beat that Russian,” which Lewis would laugh off later claiming that “I never met the man, I don’t want to meet him,” Lewis said. “I was just bulls***ing.”
Lewis would also inform UFC commentator Joe Rogan that he wanted to hangout on Rogan’s podcast and smoke marijuana with him. “Just in case USADA tries to come back and test me next week, that’s all,” Lewis said, but would later be informed that USADA only tests for the drug during competition and not out of competition.
Aside from his post fight display of comedic genius, Lewis was able to pull off the biggest statistical upset in UFC history. “That’s how I go into every fight, kill or be killed,” Lewis said of the comeback. “Win, lose or draw, I’m still giving my all. No matter how tired I get, I can still punch as hard in the first round than in the third round or whatever. I’ve just got the most heart.
“… A lot of these guys have been training for years and stuff like that. I’m really not a mixed martial artist. I’m really a brawler and stuff like that. I believe the heart will take you further than any kind of skill level or whatever. That’s what I believe.”
When asked if he wants to be next to face either Daniel Cormier or Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title, Lewis was nothing but honest. “I really don’t think I’m ready for a title shot, because that’s five rounds,” Lewis said. “(Expletive), I can barely go three rounds. I used to train 30 minutes a day, whenever I train. This camp, I trained for an hour. I guess I’ve got to hype up my hours a little bit more in training.”
Fellow UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes looked to make some noise and claimed that he would “merc” (kill) both men inside the Octagon following their “pathetic” grappling, Lewis would not look to play the game.
“Curtis Blaydes just playing fish right now,” Lewis said. “He wants me to say something back to him, and say, ‘OK, let me fight Curtis Blaydes next.’ Which, he’s behind me, instead of me saying, ‘OK, I want the title shot.’ That’s all he’s doing, just trying to play – he don’t want me to fight for the title next, he wants to get a shot at me before anyone does. That’s all it is, but (expletive) Curtis Blaydes.”