Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Derrick Lewis Says Prison, Rough Past Led To UFC Stardom

Derrick Lewis Says Prison, Rough Past Led To UFC Stardom Derrick Lewis Says Prison, Rough Past Led To UFC Stardom
Stacy Diaz | 04 November, 2018, 06:13

Lesnar, who held the UFC heavyweight title in 2008, has not competed inside the octagon for two years.

Sure, he promised his family he'd retire when he turned 40, but people break promises all the time.

Lewis' recent record is about as good as it gets in the UFC, particularly at heavyweight where the majority of the fighters in the division are capable of one fight-ending strike at any moment. You say, 'I'm going to do better when I get out.

Saturday night, he's fighting to become the baddest man on the planet. At 251.2 pounds, this is the heaviest that champion Cormier has weighed in his combined UFC/ Strikeforce career. That's why Cormier says in reality a fight against Jones should be bigger-it's actually two of the top fighters in the history of the sport clashing for the third time.

Cormier, though, has been in with huge punchers before and has only once been wobbled, in the first of his two wins with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson.

Former champion Stipe Miocic definitely deserves a rematch after Cormier knocked him out back in July.

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It's an enviable position to be in for a fighter on his way out of the game, but it doesn't sound like Cormier has fully decided what to do.

"Yeah, I think he's scared to fight Jones". The greats don't typically get to do a goodbye tour, and even those who do retire on their own terms tend to have second thoughts.

There is little chance he's going to out-grapple Cormier, a two-time Olympian and the captain of the 2008 U.S. Olympic wrestling team.

Cormier is nearly guaranteed the biggest paycheck of his career to face Lesnar, who has always been one of the most profitable fighters when it comes to pay-per-views.

"I need to sit my black ass down and do some more cardio", he explained. I'm like, 'Oh Brock's here, this adds another layer to the fight, ' as I'm facing the greatest Heavyweight in the world. Who do you guys have. "I also corner guys, I also coach, so there are ways for me to stay involved in competition". Saturday night he faces Daniel Cormier for the UFC heavyweight title in one of the most high profile main events of the year.

UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier stopped by as a guest on SiriusXM's Busted Open Radio with Matt Camp and Bully Ray to discuss UFC 232 at Madison Square Garden and it means to fight in a historic venue.

"There's no reason to grant (Cormier) a fight", Jones said today in NY at a press conference promoting his UFC 232 fight with Alexander Gustafsson.

"I want The Fat beast to win so I can go show him a run in with me is broken bones and blood not bruises for that strap lol.#peaceintheviolence #princeofwar a prince can dream can't he".

A couple of weeks later, Eubanks said there are no hard feelings. "My mom wouldn't have been happy with all the F-bombs I dropped on Dana, but he laughed about it and said he'd try to do right by me".