UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis and rising knockout craftsman Francis Ngannou are at last set to toss down inside the octagon. Presently Lewis has approached with an announcement concerning his forthcoming rival.
Lewis and Ngannou will go head to head at the exceedingly foreseen blended hand to hand fighting occasion UFC 226. The live pay-per-view will occur July 7 inside the profoundly acclaimed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. amid International Fight Week.
Addressing MMA Junkie, Lewis offered some warmed concerning the knockout craftsman.
I met him most likely two years prior. We’ve battled on a similar card twice, in Croatia and afterward in Albany. I didn’t utter a word awful about him. I was letting him know, ‘Good karma.’ He came up to me saying, ‘Derrick Lewis, you’re my next adversary.’ This is before the say something. He comes shaking my hand, ‘Derrick Lewis, my next rival.’ I stated, ‘alright, no doubt. We can get it on.
At that point after he won his battle, he got everybody out except me. I thought he needed to battle me, so for what reason didn’t he get me out? At that point after I won, I got him out. MMAjunkie talked with him and inquired as to myself. He was speaking sht about me saying I’m excessively moderate and various things and that he would beat me effortlessly. As far back as at that point, he’s been talking shit.
I simply wish we were getting paid the compensation per-see focuses; that sucks. I don’t have the foggiest idea why. They need us to sell the battle, yet we’re not going to get paid additional? It’s idiotic.
Heading into the session, which filled in as the co-headliner of UFC 226, about everybody felt that one of the hard-hitting heavyweights was going to score a feature reel knockout. That didn’t occur. Rather, Lewis and Ngannou took care of business. They joined for 31 noteworthy strikes landed, which was the least in a three-round UFC battle since Jens Pulver and Joao Roque landed 23 in June 2000. The automatic response to the moderate paced challenge was that it was in the running for the most exceedingly awful UFC heavyweight battle ever.
Lewis won the challenge by consistent choice, however despite everything he might want to run that one back.
“I would like to fight him again,”Lewis revealed to MMA Junkie in front of his UFC on ESPN+ 4 headliner battle against previous UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos. “If he gets to the title, then, yes, I’ll fight him again. I would love to fight him again if he gets the title shot.”
I have to right the wrong. I can’t retire without fighting Francis again – at least get in a good shot on the guy. Goddamn, I wish I would have gotten a good shot on him. We’ll see how this year plays out.