Derrick Lewis now has the most knockouts in UFC heavyweight background, but he thinks immediately after shedding a couple more lbs ., he could possibly be even far more terrifying when he up coming sets foot in the octagon.
The Houston native closed out the UFC Vegas 6 card on Saturday evening with a punishing performance, finishin Aleksei Oleinik with vicious punches in the next spherical. Ahead of the combat, Lewis upped his schooling routine, and even though he tipped the scales at 265 lbs ., he appeared in improved condition than almost any of his earlier UFC fights.
In accordance to Lewis, which is just the suggestion of the iceberg when it will come to his possible now that he’s approaching his struggle career with a minor extra concentrate and discipline.
“I owe it to the supporters,“ Lewis stated at the article-fight push meeting. “I owe it to everyone that supports me. I obtained to truly choose it additional major than what I have been.”
Lewis has claimed in the past that he’s not the most committed fighter when it comes to his training sessions. But now, he’s on the lookout to adjust that.
With strategies to drop one more 15 or 20 pounds before competing once more, Lewis anticipates an even greater displaying when he returns to the UFC for his upcoming combat.
“I’ve definitely been feeding on what ever I want and just been coaching a whole lot longer than 30 minutes this camp,” Lewis said. “We’ve just been training a great deal more. I have however been feeding on bass [fish], continue to been having Popeye’s and things like that. Just been education more. For positive, I’ll be a large amount faster, a good deal extra agile, a lot much more aggressive and all the things.
“I for positive have to get down 15, 20 pounds to come to feel comfortable in there, and you definitely will see some thing frightening out of me for absolutely sure.”
Whilst his rapid strategies contain a return home to see his household, followed by dieting and teaching to get his excess weight in buy, Lewis is aware of that as the No. 4 rated heavyweight, there are many alternatives for his future combat.
He described names like Francis Ngannou and Alistair Overeems as potential opponents, but he experienced scarcely remaining the octagon in advance of fellow heavyweight Curtis Blaydes referred to as him out.
Judging by his remarks, Lewis would fortunately accept that problem.
“That’d be ideal to struggle Curtis next,” Lewis claimed. “All he’s going to do is try to seize me and hold me and try out to gain a determination. He’s not likely to try out to complete me. If he do attempt to end me, that’s wonderful, but I do believe I can get Curtis down and punish him on the floor.
“Yeah, place that on the headline. Make the headlines, go in advance. Kind it. That’s headlines correct there. I’m going to take Curtis Blaydes down and end him.”