Another Derick Lewis interview (cut me if it goes the distance)

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    That I blatantly copy/pasted from MMANYTT (never heard of 'em before).


    A massive heavyweight clash between two of the biggest men in the UFC was announced this past weekend with Derrick Lewis set to take on Francis Ngannou at UFC 226 on July 7.



    Ngannou comes into the fight having been defeated by champion Stipe Miocic in what turned out to be a one-sided affair at UFC 221 last Jan. The Cameroonian-Frenchman came in for plenty of criticism after the bout and Lewis hasn’t shied away from giving his own critique of Ngannou’s performance in recent interviews.

    Speaking this week on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast, Lewis said that Ngannou was lucky to have survived Miocic’s onslaught and that he would’ve finished him had he had Ngannou in the same predicament.

    “The thing about that fight is Stipe could’ve finished that fight a long time ago,” Lewis said.

    “The ref should’ve stopped the fight a long time ago when Stipe was on top of him.

    “The guy didn’t throw any punches after the second round, he didn’t throw anything else and once Stipe got on top of him and started hitting him, you know, if I was in that same situation, I’m not gonna just pepper shot him, I’m gonna let my full load out on him on his face, no homo.”

    The war of words between Lewis and Ngannou has already begun on social media. Lewis questioning the legitimacy of Ngannou’s age has led to a few back and forth exchanges already, but Lewis says he doesn’t understand how Ngannou has been able to post what he has.

    “I don’t think he even speak English or understand English that good for me to even remotely get close to getting under his skin,” Lewis said.

    “The trash talking on the internet, he can leave that to his manager or his coaches or somebody.

    “They are the ones saying all that s*** because I don’t know how he can barely speak English [let alone] then type all that.”

    Immediately after the news of the fight broke on Friday night, Lewis posted a humorous Instagram graphic on Instagram about the two fighting under a different ruleset with points taken away for takedowns, one minute rounds and ten minutes in-between.

    Takedowns and working on the mat don’t appear to be in Lewis’ gameplan and like the fans are all hoping, he’s promising it’s going to be a stand-up war to see who will be the last man standing.

    “Yes I feel like I match up well,” Lewis said. “He ain’t gonna have to worry about no takedowns and there ain’t no telling that he ain’t gonna try to take me down.

    “I just know that we’re going to swing it out and it’s going to be a good fight.”

    Such is Lewis’ confidence that the fight will end inside 15-minutes, “The Black Beast” put out the bold statement that he shouldn’t be allowed to fight again in the organisation if it does. With 24 knockout victories between the two of them, it wouldn’t be wise to bet against this one finishing inside the distance.

    “Na, it can’t go bell-to-bell,” Lewis said.

    “There ain’t no way. If it goes bell-to-bell then I need to be cut.”

    UFC 226 is shaping up nicely.
     
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    Cut them both if it goes past 1 round.
     
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    Round 3 of Lews vs. Ngannou

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    3rd rounds is Derrick’s time to shine
     
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    Black Beast seems like a pretty good dude but I think Francis gets a bounce back KO here.
     
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    I don't like the fight for Derek cause look at them side by side, they are both training for the same sport in the same weight class, but only one looks like he's on special supplements. When two guys with a similar style fight, the one on gear wins usually.
     
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    lol @ Francis. From hyped as the best HW in human history to fighting Derrick Lewis in one fight
     
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    The Black Beast is a national treasure and should be regarded as such.
     
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    “The guy didn’t throw any punches after the second round, he didn’t throw anything else and once Stipe got on top of him and started hitting him, you know, if I was in that same situation, I’m not gonna just pepper shot him, I’m gonna let my full load out on him on his face, no homo.”

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    No way this shit goes the distance lol

    I'm worried for my boy Lewis in this one but damn I'd go nuts to watch him KO the UFC's little pet project

    It would be followed by the greatest post fight interview of all time
     
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    All of Lewis's post fight interviews are the greatest of all time.
    This would just be the greatest of his all time greatest.
     
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