At 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds, UFC fighter Derrick Lewis is one of the heavyweight division’s most intimidating brawlers. He’s not the most technical, nor the most physically gifted, but Lewis’ power can end a fight at any moment. “The Black Beast” has claimed 23 professional wins, 18 by knockout, including victories over heavyweight contenders Francis Ngannou and Alexander Volkov. His 10 knockouts in UFC-sanctioned bouts are tied with Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos for the most in heavyweight history.
While Lewis is known for his prowess in the ring, I promise that you haven’t seen a better post-fight interviewee in your life.
Lewis’ hilarious antics are well-documented. Follow his Instagram account for random NSFW content, but tune in for his pre-fight and post-fight comments if you want the real treat.
Look no further than Lewis’ interview with MMA guru and commentator Joe Rogan at UFC 229. Lewis, who was losing on the scorecard against Alexander Volkov (currently ranked No. 7 in the division), showed exactly why he’s never out of a fight, dropping Volkov by TKO with 11 seconds remaining in the final round that Saturday night.
I’ll let Rogan and Lewis take it from there.
Derrick Lewis’ Post-Fight Interview at UFC 229
Joe Rogan: Derrick, why’d you take your pants off?
Derrick Lewis: My balls was hot.
Later in the interview, Lewis reminded the fans in Las Vegas, Nevada, of a “promise” he’d made to none other than President Donald Trump:
“I forgot a few hours before the fight, Donald Trump called me and told me I got to knock this Russian motherf***** out. They making him look bad on the news, him and Putin and s***. S*** what they talking about? USA in this ho.”
Asked about getting his shot at Cormier’s title, Lewis responded:
“I need to sit my black ass down and do some more cardio. S***, what you talking about right now? I ain’t trying to fight for no title right now, not with no gas tank like that.”Advertisement
UFC 229 was the infamous post-match brawl following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s defeat of Conor McGregor, but Lewis earned the Performance of the Night bonus for his main card, comeback victory.
Get your fix on more of Lewis’ antics with this compilation.
Best Derrick Lewis Interview Moments
At 35 years old, Lewis lost his last title shot for the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Daniel Cormier by submission at UFC 230. Lewis last fought in February 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic, defeating Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision at UFC 247.
He might be entering the latter stages of his career in the octagon, but there is no chance Lewis’ hilarious antics will fade from the spotlight anytime soon.
Ahead of UFC Fight Night on June 20, 2020, Lewis is ranked No. 4 in the division.