Derrick Lewis has never been one to bite his tongue. Known for his rather unfiltered, authentic post fight interviews following a huge win has propelled Lewis into a beloved fan favorite over the course of his time in the UFC. That stardom is justified by the brutal knockouts he has displayed when stepping inside the octagon.
Lewis made an appearance on one of the UFC’s marquee shows “UFC Tonight” on Fox Sports 1 where he was asked about recent former NFL defensive lineman turned UFC newcomer Greg Hardy, and of course you know the “Black Beast” spoke his mind as only he knows how.
“I think he looked good, but as soon as the fight ended, I started thinking about his ex [girlfriend],” Lewis said on the show (via MMAJunkie).
“I don’t know, man,” Lewis continued. “I really don’t like guys like that because I grew up with a troubled past, and I saw my stepdad fight my mom just about every single day. I don’t even remember one day they didn’t go without arguing or fighting.”
I think it’s safe to assume Derrick Lewis would gladly welcome Hardy to the UFC octagon should he be able win out UFC President Dana White’s Contender Series. He also added now having knowledge of Hardy’s domestic past, he’d gain plenty motivation in training hard for the fight.
“Of course, you know, I love fighting guys like that,” Lewis said. “I’m more motivated fighting guys like that. I was more motivated to fight Travis Browne whenever I did. So, I would like that matchup.”
Would you like to see Derrick Lewis and Greg Hardy face each other inside the Octagon in the near future?