Lewis Not A Fan Of Greg Hardy In UFC
When Greg Hardy was one of the first names announced for the second season of Dana Whtie’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis immediately spoke out against it.
Now, one day removed from Hardy’s first pro victory, Lewis would still against the idea of the former NFL defensive lineman, fighting in the UFC.
While as a guest on Fox Sports 1’s UFC Tonight, Lewis couldn’t help but think of Hardy’s past allegations of domestic abuse.
Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis is still not a fan of Greg Hardy. pic.twitter.com/mJCoLBjVtb
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) June 14, 2018
“I think he looked good, but as soon as the fight ended, I started thinking about his (ex-girlfriend),” Lewis said. “I was like, I wonder if he had hit her like that.
“I don’t know, man. I really don’t like guys like that because I grew up with a troubled past, and I saw my stepdad fight my mom just about every single day. I don’t even remember one day they didn’t go without arguing or fighting.”
While Lewis is not a fan of Hardy, he’d be very motivated to fight him, the same way he was motivated to fight Travis Browne.
Browne was alleged in 2016 to have abused his then wife Jenna Webb, and would be the subject of a third party investigation by the law firm, Campbell & Williams. Browne would be cleared following a seven week probe by the firm and a former FBI Agent..
“Of course, you know, I love fighting guys like that,” Lewis said. “I’m more motivated fighting guys like that. I was more motivated to fight Travis Browne whenever I did. So, I would like that matchup.”
Lewis returns on the UFC 226 card against Francis Ngannou on July 7th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Report: MMA Junkie