UFC analyst Daniel Cormier said that heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis has more power than anyone at heavyweight including Francis Ngannou.
Lewis brutally knocked out Curtis Blaydes with an uppercut in the main event of this past weekend’s UFC Vegas 19 card. With the win, Lewis improved to 16-5 overall in the UFC, with 12 of those wins coming by knockout, which is a UFC record for the heavyweight division. It led to a comment from Cormier on Twitter saying that Lewis had the “most power ever,” which led to a number of fans hitting Cormier up and telling him that he’s wrong because it’s Ngannou.
Speaking on the “DC & Helwani” podcast, Lewis expanded more on his comments about Lewis. According to DC, the fact Ngannou stared at Lewis for 15 minutes when they fought is proof that Lewis is the more powerful man.
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“It was on my Twitter, I said Derick Lewis has the most power ever. And someone said, “Francis 1, Derrick 2.” People, there’s a reason Francis Ngannou was so tentative in the fight with Derrick Lewis. Francis just bullrushes everyone from Stipe Miocic to Alistair Overeem. Almost a blatant disregard for them and their power. He stood and took pictures with Derrick Lewis because of the power coming back in his direction. So let’s not go acting like Derrick Lewis doesn’t have the power to match anyone in the heavyweight division, even Francis Ngannou. And when you talk about knockouts, nobody has more than Derrick. So how do you say that another guy has more power than him? And that’s not a knock on Francis. It’s just reality,” Cormier said.
It sure sounds like the only way to find out for sure is if these two men fight again, only this time hopefully it’s a more engaging fight than last time. Should Ngannou beat Miocic at UFC 260, a rematch with Lewis could be down the road. Both men have shown incredible power throughout their UFC careers, except for when they actually fought. As ugly as the first fight was to watch, a rematch may be exactly what we need to finally answer this question once and for all.
Do you agree with Daniel Cormier that Derrick Lewis is the most powerful fighter at heavyweight?