Derrick Lewis Believes He’s Been Fighting With Torn ACL For Four Years, Set For Surgery

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis believes that he has been fighting with a torn ACL for the past four years. Lewis comes off a second-round TKO loss to Junior dos Santos in Wichita, Kansas. Lewis revealed to ESPN that, prior to the…

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis believes that he has been fighting with a torn ACL for the past four years. Lewis comes off a second-round TKO loss to Junior dos Santos in Wichita, Kansas. Lewis revealed to ESPN that, prior to the fight, it was revealed that he had a torn ACL in his […]

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Derrick Lewis’ Coach Attempted To Get Him To Withdraw From JDS Fight

Derrick Lewis’ coach attempted to get him to withdraw from his latest fight inside of the Octagon. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos picked up a second-round TKO over Lewis in the headliner of UFC on ESPN + 4 on Sat., March 9, 2019 from Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. As a result, […]

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Derrick Lewis’ coach attempted to get him to withdraw from his latest fight inside of the Octagon.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos picked up a second-round TKO over Lewis in the headliner of UFC on ESPN + 4 on Sat., March 9, 2019 from Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. As a result, this marked the second straight loss for the hard-hitting heavyweight star.

He suffered a loss to UFC heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier in the headliner of the UFC 230 pay-per-view event. Before this, at UFC 226 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lewis was able to pick up a unanimous decision win over Francis Ngannou.

Lewis’ coach Bob Perez admitted in a recent interview that he tried to get him to pull out of the fight. This comes after Lewis had suffered a torn meniscus, ACL and MCL prior to the fight.

They later found out the news but knew something was going on back on February 12th. Despite this, Lewis pressed on as he’s truly a cage fighter.

“I was like, ‘Dude, we’ve gotta pull,’” Perez told MMA Junkie Radio. “But Derrick’s like, ‘Hell no.’ I didn’t know the extent of the injury in regards to his knee or his belly. I would like him to rest. To heal his mind, to heal his body, and get everything better.”

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JDS Believes ‘DC’ Should Fight Jon Jones Next Instead Of Brock Lesnar

It’s no secret that the UFC would love to book a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar next. The pieces are all in place. Lesnar would like to return for a huge fight opportunity, and Cormier wants to make as much money as possible before walking away from the sport for good. […]

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It’s no secret that the UFC would love to book a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar next.

The pieces are all in place. Lesnar would like to return for a huge fight opportunity, and Cormier wants to make as much money as possible before walking away from the sport for good. However, this doesn’t sit well with some of the heavyweight division’s elite.

Take ex-heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos for example. The UFC Wichita main event winner believes a fight with Jon Jones, and not Lesnar, makes more sense for Cormier and the title. However, the Brazilian understands where Cormier’s mindset is at with wanting the Lesnar fight (via MMA Fighting):

“Of course,” dos Santos said. “I do understand that. But I cannot agree that this fight with Brock Lesnar makes sense, because it doesn’t. But of course politics — it’s politics.

“They can do whatever they want, but it doesn’t make sense. The right fight to do in the heavyweight division is Stipe, Ngannou or even me. I don’t know. I heard something about Jon Jones coming up to the heavyweight and fighting him.

“That would make more sense than Brock Lesnar fighting. But we’ll understand if he has to fight Brock Lesnar to make money or whatever. It’s always interesting to see Brock Lesnar fighting — and getting beat. I don’t know.”

“JDS” comes off a second-round TKO victory over Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. He defeated the former heavyweight title challenger in the main event of UFC Wichita this past weekend (Sat. March 9, 2019). With three-straight victories under his belt, “Cigano” is now potentially gearing up for a brawl with fellow knockout artist Francis Ngannou next.

If he’s able to get past “The Predator”, denying dos Santos a heavyweight title opportunity is nearly impossible.

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Derrick Lewis Reportedly Fought Injured At UFC Wichita

If a report is to be believed, then Derrick Lewis went into UFC Wichita with some serious injuries. Lewis collided with Junior dos Santos this past Saturday night (March 9). “Cigano” ended up finishing Lewis via second-round TKO. “The…

If a report is to be believed, then Derrick Lewis went into UFC Wichita with some serious injuries. Lewis collided with Junior dos Santos this past Saturday night (March 9). “Cigano” ended up finishing Lewis via second-round TKO. “The Black Beast” appeared to be hurt with a body kick in the opening frame. It didn’t […]

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UFC Fight Night 146 Results: Junior dos Santos TKOs Derrick Lewis in Main Event

Junior dos Santos turned in an excellent display of striking to close out UFC Fight Night 146 with a second-round TKO win over Derrick Lewis in the heavyweight main event from Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday…

Junior dos Santos turned in an excellent display of striking to close out UFC Fight Night 146 with a second-round TKO win over Derrick Lewis in the heavyweight main event from Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday…

Twitter Reacts To Junior dos Santos Stopping Derrick Lewis At UFC Wichita

In the main event of UFC Wichita earlier tonight (Sat. March 9, 2019) Derrick Lewis faced Junior dos Santos from the Intrust Bank Arena. Both men exchanged heavy leather in the first round, but it was highlighted by a massive body kick from “JDS” that hurt “The Black Beast”. In the second round, dos Santos […]

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In the main event of UFC Wichita earlier tonight (Sat. March 9, 2019) Derrick Lewis faced Junior dos Santos from the Intrust Bank Arena.

Both men exchanged heavy leather in the first round, but it was highlighted by a massive body kick from “JDS” that hurt “The Black Beast”. In the second round, dos Santos was able to put together a finishing sequence and picked up the TKO victory. Now, the Brazilian is fully focused on getting back to the heavyweight title, now on a three-fight win streak.

As for Lewis, it will be interesting to see where he goes from here now that he has picked up back-to-back losses. Check out how the mixed martial arts (MMA) community reacted to the finish on Twitter here:

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