Yancy Medeiros Reveals What it Would Take to Return to Lightweight

Yancy Medeiros isn’t ruling out a lightweight return, but he has to see some green. Medeiros is set to clash with Donald Cerrone tomorrow night (Feb. 18) in the main event of UFC Austin. The action takes place inside the Frank Erwin Center in Aus…

Yancy Medeiros isn’t ruling out a lightweight return, but he has to see some green. Medeiros is set to clash with Donald Cerrone tomorrow night (Feb. 18) in the main event of UFC Austin. The action takes place inside the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. It’ll be aired live on FOX Sports 1. It’s no secret that […]

Derrick Lewis ‘Hasn’t Trained Like He’s Supposed To’ The Last Few Years

Heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since June 2017 when he suffered a stoppage loss to veteran Mark Hunt. He was then scheduled to take on former champion Fabricio Werdum late last year, but he was forced to withdraw from the fight due to back issues. These back issues have actually been […]

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Heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since June 2017 when he suffered a stoppage loss to veteran Mark Hunt. He was then scheduled to take on former champion Fabricio Werdum late last year, but he was forced to withdraw from the fight due to back issues.

These back issues have actually been causing “The Black Beast” problems for years, as he recently said that he hasn’t been able to train properly for quite some time. Ahead of his UFC Fight Night 126 (Feb. 19, 2018) bout against Marcin Tybura, however, Lewis said that everything has been fixed:

“I really haven’t trained the last few years the way I’ve supposed to be training because of my back issue,” Lewis told MMAjunkie. “We fixed it, and I trained my ass off for this fight. … I still feel like I’ve got a lot left in the tank. I’m taking my training more serious, my diet more serious. I’m just giving myself a chance. Before I wasn’t giving myself a chance. Doing half-ass training, my coaches would try to push me, and I’m still half-ass training. But this camp right here, I really pushed myself to the limits.

“I don’t have no pain nowhere, nothing. I’m training more than 30 minutes a day. I’m doing two-a-days. I’ve been doing two-a-days, training more than just stair master for 15 minutes and hitting pads for 15 minutes. I’ve been doing more than just that.”

Now healthy and rejuvenated, Lewis claims that he’s ‘hungrier’ than he was before:

“Of course it’s about the money and stuff like that, but I am hungrier than I was before, back in 2010 when I first started MMA,” Lewis said. “I feel ready to go. I got the rest that I needed and the time off, and I feel ready.”

Do you expect a new and improved Lewis to show up tomorrow night in Austin?

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Derrick Lewis on Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier: It’s a Smart Move

Derrick Lewis has no issue with Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier. Miocic is set to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against light heavyweight champion Cormier. The two will meet on July 7 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las…

Derrick Lewis has no issue with Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier. Miocic is set to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against light heavyweight champion Cormier. The two will meet on July 7 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The title bout will headline UFC 226. While some have argued that […]

UFC Austin Weigh-in Results: All Fighters Make Weight

The UFC Austin weigh-ins went without a hiccup. All 24 fighters on tomorrow night’s (Feb. 18) card tipped the scales earlier today. All of them made weight. That includes headliners Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros. Cerrone clocked in at 169.5 p…

The UFC Austin weigh-ins went without a hiccup. All 24 fighters on tomorrow night’s (Feb. 18) card tipped the scales earlier today. All of them made weight. That includes headliners Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros. Cerrone clocked in at 169.5 pounds, while Medeiros hit 170.5 pounds. Heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura also hit the […]

Lyoto Machida & Vitor Belfort in Talks For UFC 224 Bout

We might get to see Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort trade leather this spring. MMAFighting.com is reporting that a middleweight clash between Machida and Belfort is in the works for UFC 224. The event takes place inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro…

We might get to see Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort trade leather this spring. MMAFighting.com is reporting that a middleweight clash between Machida and Belfort is in the works for UFC 224. The event takes place inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 12. This would be the last bout under Belfort’s UFC contract. “The Phenom” […]

Fighter Finishes Opponent With Sweet Chin Music (Video)

Nothing like a little Sweet Chin Music to end a mixed martial arts bout. While Bellator 194 took place, there was MMA action under the Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) banner. There were plenty of finishes, but none will grab the amount attention than Ke…

Nothing like a little Sweet Chin Music to end a mixed martial arts bout. While Bellator 194 took place, there was MMA action under the Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) banner. There were plenty of finishes, but none will grab the amount attention than Kevin Wirth’s TKO has. That’s because Wirth pulled off retired pro wrestler Shawn […]