Dana White seems to be amused by Derrick Lewis’ unusual run-in with a carjacker.
The UFC president spoke to Huge Night time Breaks on Instagram forward of UFC Vegas 27: Font vs. Garbrandt. After revealing that Francis Ngannou’s subsequent opponent may probably be Derrick Lewis, White detailed the latter’s current encounter with a carjacker.
“Truly, I do not know in case you noticed, however Derrick Lewis… any person was breaking in into his automobile, he caught him, picked him up, slammed on his head, and knocked him out, and waited until the police got here to get him,” mentioned White.
The carjacking incident got here to the fore after Derrick Lewis himself posted a video to his Instagram, the place a person was being arrested by the police.
“Moth******er tried to interrupt into my s**t,” mentioned Lewis.
Derrick Lewis is the favourite to have a title shot, based on Dana White
If Jon Jones is not keen to make his heavyweight debut in opposition to Francis Ngannou, Dana White will give Derrick Lewis a possibility to combat for the title, the UFC president instructed Jake Asman.
“If he (Jon Jones) doesn’t need to combat at heavyweight, he doesn’t need to on the finish of the day. What are you going to do? You possibly can’t make the man combat. The fact is Derrick Lewis is absolutely the No. 1 contender for the heavyweight championship proper now. It doesn’t matter if Jon Jones needs to combat or doesn’t need to combat,” mentioned White.
Derrick Lewis is at the moment on a four-fight successful streak. The ‘Black Beast’ fought Curtis Blaydes in his earlier outing and secured a shocking knockout of ‘Razor’ within the second spherical. He’s additionally ranked No.2 within the heavyweight division.
Ngannou, then again, is coming off a championship overcome Stipe Miocic. ‘The Predator’ defeated Miocic at UFC 260 through a shocking knockout.
Undefeated in his final 5 fights, Ngannou has a ending price of one hundred pc. All 16 of his profession wins have come by the use of knockout or submission.