Derrick Lewis Reveals He Turned Down Bout With Stipe Miocic

Derrick Lewis says he was offered a short-notice bout with Stipe Miocic. Lewis is scheduled to take on former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title holder Junior dos Santos on March 9. The heavyweight clash is set to headline UFC on ES…

Derrick Lewis says he was offered a short-notice bout with Stipe Miocic. Lewis is scheduled to take on former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title holder Junior dos Santos on March 9. The heavyweight clash is set to headline UFC on ESPN+ 4. The action will take place inside the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, […]

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Derrick Lewis Still Hasn’t Cashed In On Free Popeyes Chicken For Life

Two months later, and Derrick Lewis is still yet to cash in free Popeyes Chicken for life in his hometown of Houston, Texas, which he earned prior to UFC 230. It was either brilliant marketing or a case of dumb luck for Lewis who earned free chicken for life for defending Popeyes honor. Still, two […]

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Two months later, and Derrick Lewis is still yet to cash in free Popeyes Chicken for life in his hometown of Houston, Texas, which he earned prior to UFC 230.

It was either brilliant marketing or a case of dumb luck for Lewis who earned free chicken for life for defending Popeyes honor. Still, two months later and “The Black Beast” is yet to cash in on his culinary reward.

“I haven’t picked the card up yet,” Lewis old MMAjunkie Radio on Thursday. “They told me I got to go to that location and pick the card up. I’ve been busy. I haven’t picked my card up yet, and I haven’t been to Popeyes since the fight.”

The funny thing is the location that Lewis is referring to is only a mile-and-a-half away from his home. It’s not that Lewis hasn’t eaten his favorite fried chicken chain since his loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. He has, but for some reason his wife paid for it:

“My wife did bring home Popeyes two weeks ago, but she paid for it,” Lewis said. “And I told her, ‘Why you paying for it? You should’ve just told them.’ I didn’t know she was going to bring home Popeyes.”

Maybe Lewis isn’t in such a joking mood following his one-sided loss to Cormier at UFC 230. He may not be looking to get free chicken, but he is looking to get back on track in the Octagon.

“The Black Beast” will return to action on March 9 as he will headline UFC on ESPN+ 4 against former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos.

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Derrick Lewis Still Hasn’t Cashed In On Free Popeyes Chicken For Life

Two months later, and Derrick Lewis is still yet to cash in free Popeyes Chicken for life in his hometown of Houston, Texas, which he earned prior to UFC 230. It was either brilliant marketing or a case of dumb luck for Lewis who earned free chicken for life for defending Popeyes honor. Still, two […]

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Two months later, and Derrick Lewis is still yet to cash in free Popeyes Chicken for life in his hometown of Houston, Texas, which he earned prior to UFC 230.

It was either brilliant marketing or a case of dumb luck for Lewis who earned free chicken for life for defending Popeyes honor. Still, two months later and “The Black Beast” is yet to cash in on his culinary reward.

“I haven’t picked the card up yet,” Lewis old MMAjunkie Radio on Thursday. “They told me I got to go to that location and pick the card up. I’ve been busy. I haven’t picked my card up yet, and I haven’t been to Popeyes since the fight.”

The funny thing is the location that Lewis is referring to is only a mile-and-a-half away from his home. It’s not that Lewis hasn’t eaten his favorite fried chicken chain since his loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. He has, but for some reason his wife paid for it:

“My wife did bring home Popeyes two weeks ago, but she paid for it,” Lewis said. “And I told her, ‘Why you paying for it? You should’ve just told them.’ I didn’t know she was going to bring home Popeyes.”

Maybe Lewis isn’t in such a joking mood following his one-sided loss to Cormier at UFC 230. He may not be looking to get free chicken, but he is looking to get back on track in the Octagon.

“The Black Beast” will return to action on March 9 as he will headline UFC on ESPN+ 4 against former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos.

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Derrick Lewis Still Has ‘Hunger’ In Him After Title Loss To Daniel Cormier

Derrick Lewis is coming off the first UFC heavyweight title opportunity of his career. Lewis met Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 230 in November. The bout took place from “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden. Unfortunately for “The Black Beast,” he was submitted in the second round via rear-naked choke. […]

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Derrick Lewis is coming off the first UFC heavyweight title opportunity of his career.

Lewis met Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 230 in November. The bout took place from “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden. Unfortunately for “The Black Beast,” he was submitted in the second round via rear-naked choke. It marked the end of a three-fight win streak for the 33-year-old.

Now, with a new UFC contract recently signed, Lewis will be making his return to the Octagon. He’s set to face former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 4. The show goes down from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas on March 9th. Recently, Lewis spoke to MMAjunkie about the upcoming match-up.

Despite his recent title loss to Cormier, Lewis says he still has the “hunger” inside him to be great:

“I’m feeling good about this fight, too, and I’m real happy about my contract that I just signed,” Lewis said. “And so everything is looking up. Even though I’m coming off a loss, I’m happy, I’m satisfied, and I still got that hunger in me.”

Facing Another Former Champion

If he wants to get back to the UFC heavyweight title, Lewis will have to start by defeating a former champion in “JDS.” Dos Santos is currently on a two-fight win streak. His most recent victory came against Tai Tuivasa in the second round of their fight at UFC Fight Night 142 in December.

Given the odd situation at heavyweight, it’s very possible the winner of this fight receives the next shot at the championship. Daniel Cormier could very well retire soon, or decide to jump back down to light heavyweight and fight Jon Jones. This isn’t something Lewis has paid too much mind to, but if it happens, he’s ready:

“I never even thought about it. But if I can pull the win off, of course it would great to get another shot,” said Lewis. “But if not, I’m not going to be mad. I’m not going to be sad. I’m not going to be complaining. It is what it is.”

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UFC On ESPN+ 4: Derrick Lewis Is Happy Going Into JDS Fight

Derrick Lewis is in good spirits ahead of his clash with Junior dos Santos. Lewis fell short in his bid to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title back in Nov. 2018. He was submitted in the second round by Daniel Cormier in t…

Derrick Lewis is in good spirits ahead of his clash with Junior dos Santos. Lewis fell short in his bid to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title back in Nov. 2018. He was submitted in the second round by Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 230. Despite the loss, Lewis remains […]

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Several New Bouts Added To UFC on ESPN+ 4

Several new fights have been added to the UFC’s debut in Kansas in March.  Beneil Dariush and Drew Dober will go head-to-head in a lightweight contest. Welterweights Anthony Rocco Martin and Sergio Moraes have been added to the card. Also, a middleweight contest between Omari Akhmedov and Tim Boetsch will go down. UFC on ESPN+ 4 takes place from the INTRUST Bank […]

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Several new fights have been added to the UFC’s debut in Kansas in March. 

Beneil Dariush and Drew Dober will go head-to-head in a lightweight contest. Welterweights Anthony Rocco Martin and Sergio Moraes have been added to the card. Also, a middleweight contest between Omari Akhmedov and Tim Boetsch will go down.

UFC on ESPN+ 4 takes place from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas on March 9th. It was recently announced that a pivotal heavyweight fight will serve as the night’s main event. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will be making his return to the Octagon. He’ll be taking on Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis, who comes off an unsuccessful heavyweight title bid. Lewis lost to Daniel Cormier by submission at November’s UFC 230.

“Cigano” is looking to put together what would be a three-fight win streak with a potential victory over Lewis. Should he emerge victorious, he makes a strong case for a heavyweight title opportunity. As for Lewis, he’ll have to do quite a bit to get back into the title conversation. A win over a former champion the caliber of JDS is certainly a great start.

Check out the updated card for UFC on ESPN+ 4 below:

  • Junior dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis
  • Blagoy Ivanov vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau
  • Jeff Hughes vs. Daniel Spitz
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Drew Dober
  • Anthony Rocco Martin vs. Sergio Moraes
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Omari Akhmedov

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