‘My supervisor at residence, he fainted’

High UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis ranks his knockout of Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 as probably the most satisfying KO of his preventing profession.

Throughout his look on The Joe Rogan Expertise podcast, Derrick Lewis mirrored upon the come-from-behind win and informed Joe Rogan that the response from the followers in attendance made the trouble worthwhile for him greater than anything.

“That was (most satisfying knockout). However the crowd made it actually thrilling and satisfying due to the best way they reacted. Seeing that one man that performed it within the film (Chris Pratt), seeing his response made all of it worthwhile,” Derrick Lewis acknowledged.

Derrick Lewis pulled off a spectacular win whereas on the verge of shedding the struggle on the judges’ scorecards. It was solely pure for his supporters and teammates to get overwhelmed by the feelings. The Black Beast revealed that his supervisor fainted after watching the knockout whereas police needed to be referred to as to comprise the thrill of his followers in his neighborhood.

My supervisor at residence, he fainted. He could not take it both no extra. So everybody was simply so pumped about it. Some Police had been referred to as due to my neighbors, some followers going so loopy after that struggle. I acquired him when my coaches mentioned we have got a minute left, 30 seconds left. Then I’m like, okay,” Derrick Lewis informed Joe Rogan.

When did Derrick Lewis struggle Alexander Volkov and what occurred within the struggle?

UFC 229: Lewis v Volkov
UFC 229: Lewis v Volkov

Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov fought on the principle card of the UFC 229 pay-per-view occasion headlined by the most important grudge match in MMA historical past between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. The occasion befell on October 6, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Volkov displayed an total higher sport via the whole lot of the struggle and outstruck Lewis 121 to 39 when it comes to important strikes that landed. However the ever-dangerous Derrick Lewis knocked Volkov down with a superbly timed overhand proper within the closing seconds of the struggle, adopted by just a few follow-up photographs to shut the present. The end got here on the 4:49 mark of the third spherical and is taken into account among the many finest comeback victories within the historical past of the UFC. The win was adopted by probably the most hilarious and iconic octagon interviews that gave rise to the catchphrase ‘my balls was scorching’.

Each Volkov and Lewis have climbed via rankings since their first assembly and now sit among the many high 5 within the heavyweight division. The primary struggle between them raised extra questions than it answered. A high-stakes rematch within the close to future shouldn’t be out of the query if each proceed with their successful methods.

Printed 14 Mar 2021, 06:10 IST

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