UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis got back on the winning column with an epic, third-round knockout of Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night Austin last month. Not only that victory earned Lewis a Performance of the Night bonus, but he moved to sixth in the official rankings, hoping it got him a fight with fellow heavyweight knockout artist Francis Ngannou.
“The Black Beast” Lewis has made repeated callouts of Ngannou, and after several weeks of silence finally heavyweight slugger responds to Lewis via social media post:
“Derrick [Lewis] has been talking some of his s–t while I was off,” Ngannou wrote about fellow heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis on Twitter. “Can someone please let him know that I’m here now, so if he really wants me, he should send his manager to deal with [the] UFC.”
Lewis has had a long-ish standing beef with Ngannou now, with the duo trading barbs over social media for around a year now.
Francis Ngannou took a shot at Derrick Lewis following a UFC Auckland loss to Mark Hunt later year then Lewis returned the favor when Ngannou loss to Miocic.
After making a rapid ascent up the UFC heavyweight ranks, Ngannou was outclassed by Stipe Miocic in UFC 220’s main event on Jan. 20 at TD Garden in Boston. But, there’s no doubt he’s still a force to be reckoned with. Ngannou’s record drops to 11-2 following the Miocic loss.
Lewis has won seven of his last eight fights and made fun of Ngannou what he believes that he is lying about his age.
With Ngannou looking to return to Octagon and Lewis already saying that he’s interested in the fight, it seems like the perfect matchup for both heavyweights.
Who do you think comes out victorious in a heavyweight showdown between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis?