Derrick Lewis always knows how to make the audience laugh and it was no different at today’s UFC 277 media day (Wednesday July 27, 2022).
The UFC record holder for most knockouts in the promotion (13) was in high spirits ahead of his next fight on Saturday night, however, the media in attendance were not immune to unexpected shots.
“With the Mega Millions, I’m going to buy the UFC, and then I’m going to talk to the reporters so much,” Lewis replied during the UFC 277 media day when asked what he would do if he did. won the lottery. “Ooh, I’ll rip your ass off like you do us fighters.” F—k y’all. You talk so much bullshit about me for no reason. I’m sitting here telling you the truth. I don’t give a damn about that fighting bullshit. They’re here saying to me, ‘Oh… I don’t think Derrick got it.’ Motherf—ker, I told you all. F—k y’all. It is what it is, I don’t care. I don’t like you all.
Lewis enters his next fight after another tough loss in his hometown that saw him knocked out by a deadly elbow from Tai Tuivasa in February 2022. Still competing in Texas, but Dallas rather than his home of Houston,” The Black Beast” looks to break his apparent curse on Russian Sergei Pavlovich.
Unsurprisingly, Lewis isn’t too familiar with the rising heavyweight prospect looking to antagonize him and steal his spot in the rankings.
“You already know. You don’t know who he was either,” Lewis replied when asked about Pavlovich. “Don’t try to ask me like I know who he is. I still don’t know not who he is.
“It really doesn’t matter,” he continued. “I’ve fought everyone so, I’ve fought guys who should be champions and I’ve fought guys who should be a reporter for MMA Junkie but you know, I’ve fought everyone, whatever. I I don’t care, I’m not the best fighter. I’m not going out there thinking I’m the best fighter either.
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