Derrick Lewis Is On A Great Way To Become A Rich Man, He Is More Popular Than Ever! After a terrible performance versus Francis Ngannou at UFC 226, Derrick Lewis was looking for the way to regain his honor. He faced one of the most dangerous strikers, Alexander Volkov, at UFC 229, on October 6, 2018. Drago controlled the fight for two rounds. Yet, The Black Beast delivered brutal right hand that ended the fight in the third. It was one of the most spectacular comebacks. Derrick Lewis was asked on media day on Thursday to estimate the value of his brutal KO over Alexander Volkov. The Black Beast had no dilemma. (via MMAFighting.com) \u201cIt\u2019s probably a million,\u201d Lewis said. \u201cProbably about a million.\u201d Derrick Lewis got a chance to face Daniel Cormier at the main event of UFC 230. After his fantastic promo video, he won the hearts of many UFC fans. Lewis' regained his popularity overnight. His Instagram account reached 1.4 million followers. Many celebrities started praising Derrick Lewis on social media. Take a look at Lil Wayne's tweet below. https:\/\/twitter.com\/LilTunechi\/status\/1048774381692960768 Derrick Lewis made a comparison between his possible income at UFC 230 and the other three fights he had in 2018. Let's remember - he earned 260,000 dollars at UFC 226. He was rewarded with 320,000 dollars at UFC 229. He earned around 300,000 dollars at UFC Fight Night 126. It is a total of $880,000. Yet, it looks like UFC 230 showdown versus DC will add one more zero to his bill. \u201cIt\u2019s probably more than I made this year already,\u201d Lewis said. Derrick Lewis says he takes the fight versus Daniel Cormier very seriously. He trains a lot more nowadays. The Black Beast has never been a cardio machine. But you never know what might be changed. \u201cNot just the title on the line, whenever I saw my contract and see the zeroes, I was like, \u2018OK, I can start training now,\u2019\u201d Lewis said. \u201cBefore, like I told y\u2019all before, I don\u2019t stay in the gym like everyone else does, my opponents. It\u2019s pretty obvious, after the fight I\u2019m laying all over the floor, I\u2019m tired. Ready to go sit my ass down somewhere. \u201cBut this fight right here, I\u2019ve really been training all day long. Drinking more water than I need to be drinking. Really taking it more serious. There\u2019s not gonna be no excuses for myself \u2014 win, lose or draw.\u201d The Black Beast thinks Cormier doesn't take him seriously, and he is thrilled by that. According to Derrick Lewis, DC was talking about their showdown as an easy pick. It could cost him a lot. \u201cNot really the UFC, just DC believes that,\u201d said Lewis, who added that he will be 100 percent for the title fight, despite a hard bout against Volkov. \u201cHe\u2019s thinking it\u2019s gonna be an easy fight for his self. But go ahead and think that. It\u2019s just crazy that I even made it this far with the type of training I\u2019ve been putting in before each and every fight. I\u2019m serious. I don\u2019t stay in the gym all day like all my opponents do. I stay for 30 minutes, 35 minutes \u2014 and five minutes on my phone posting memes and stuff. But this camp right here, I\u2019ve been really at the gym all day long.\u201d Derrick Lewis confirmed he does many things in the gym he has never even taught about earlier. He is highly motivated. This is the biggest fight in his career. According to Derrick Lewis, there are many fighters who deserved a title shot more than him. Stipe Miocic is one of them. But UFC Heavyweight title fight is an offer you can't refuse. \u201cIt\u2019s just one that I can\u2019t pass up, because I know there\u2019s a lot of guys in this division that probably deserve a shot more than I\u2019m getting,\u201d Lewis said. \u201cI probably don\u2019t deserve a shot more than Stipe, who should have got the shot. But ain\u2019t no telling the next time I\u2019m gonna get the opportunity, so I gotta jump on it anyways.\u201d Do you think Derrick Lewis can put Daniel Cormier to sleep? After all, he has such a power in his right hand. But if he clinches up DC, he might have a hard time. Just remember Cormier's fight with Stipe Miocic and that outstanding clinch KO!