Las Vegas – Derrick Lewis I don’t want to fight any more five rounds, but if a situation arises where promotion desperately needs him, he’s probably there.
After stopping Chris Daukaus (12-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in the first round on Saturday UFC Fight Night 199 Main event at UFC Apex to set The best knockout record ever, Lewis (26-8 MMA, 17-6 UFC) was immediately asked about the next steps in his career.
“The Black Beast” said he wasn’t particularly interested in more show headlines because of the rigorous nature of training, but the opportunities may be too many to resist.
Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2) will be the UFC 270 Headliner on January 22 due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19 outbreaks and more restrictions. UFC) and interim champion Cyril Ngannou (10-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) are at risk. He said he would reluctantly accept if the worst happened and Lewis received the call.
“If it’s a joint main event, we’ll see,” Lewis told MMA Junkie. “I guess. I see. I think I’m a guy. I just said I wouldn’t do any more of those five rounds. I want money. I see. I think I’m ready. . Somewhat. “
UFC Chairman Dana White said it was a good idea for Lewis to “keep the phone on” in case his service was needed.
It’s not yet known what will happen, but at this point Lewis said he’s enjoying the victory. If he doesn’t get a call to fight in January, UFC271 on February 22 will be set up for Lewis’s hometown of Houston.
He said he would consider fighting with that card, but it must be a three-round fight.
“That’s right for three rounds. But I’m not the main event. I don’t care. They can hold someone’s main event in my city. That’s good.”
– MMA Sports
Derrick Lewis replaces Ngannou’s game
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/12/ufc-news-derrick-lewis-replacement-option-francis-ngannou-ciryl-gane-ufc-270-title-fight Derrick Lewis replaces Ngannou’s game