Derrick Lewis has fairly just a few knockouts in Final Preventing Championship (UFC) … 12 to be precise, probably the most of any lively fighter and tied for all-time with Vitor Belfort. And when you had been questioning which one was his favourite? It must be the Alexander Volkov one. That noticed Lewis getting soundly crushed by the extra technical Volkov for 14.5 minutes earlier than turning issues round within the final 30 seconds and knocking out “Drago.”
“That was [my favorite], yeah,” Lewis informed Joe Rogan on the most recent episode of The Joe Rogan Expertise podcast. “The group made it actual satisfying due to the way in which they reacted. And seeing the one man from Guardians of the Galaxy, seeing his response made all of it worthwhile.
“I used to be telling my coach in my camp, ‘I’m preventing a Russian man, it will be cool to have a kind of Rocky-type fights,” he continued. “And positive sufficient it was a Rocky-type battle. So loopy. It ended identical to a Rocky film.”
“My supervisor at residence, he fainted. Lou mentioned he fainted, he couldn’t take it any extra,” Lewis mentioned. “Everybody was so pumped about that, I heard the police had been referred to as as a result of my neighbors, some followers, had been simply going so loopy.”
Lewis has fairly just a few knockout wins coming late within the battle, which is when he feels he’s most harmful as a result of he can lastly fully empty his gas reserves.
“I like when my coach says, ‘we acquired a minute left, we acquired 30 seconds left,’ as a result of then I’m like, ‘okay, I’ve to let every part out,’” he mentioned. “Numerous my fights, I end in the previous couple of seconds of my battle. So I just like the final minute or final two minutes left, to essentially present what I’ve acquired left to essentially present what I’ve acquired left in my tank.”
“I want the followers had been there for the Curtis Blaydes battle. I’m fairly positive they might have went loopy for that one, too.”