Derrick Lewis will face Curtis Blaydes in the main event of UFC Vegas 19 this Saturday night (February 20, 2021) in Las Vegas, Nevada, in what will likely be a hard-hitting affair that will move the winner closer to a future heavyweight. . Title opportunity. And while “The Black Beast” has his full attention on “Razor,” he still has another fight he wants to check off his list. During a recent day in virtual media, Lewis begged Alistair Overeem not to retire soon because he still wants a chance to exchange hands.
«I’d like to fight Overeem next. I don’t know if Overeem will still be around after that last performance, But I don’t care who I fight next We will see”.
Just so you know, Overeem has been opening his mouth first. I wasn’t the one talking nonsense. I am not talking about other fighters because I know this is a difficult sport. I’m not going to chase a guy just for his performance or anything like that but Overeem has been talking trash to me and that’s the fight I want next«.
In closing, Lewis made one last request to Overeem, who has stated numerous times that his career is coming to an end. And after suffering a knockout loss at the hands of Alexander Volkov a few weeks ago, the door seems to be closing a bit faster. Something Lewis doesn’t want to happen yet.
“If Overeem is seeing this, he still has it. Look me in the eye, you still have it. So don’t hang them just yet because I really want a piece of it. I want to clap your cheeks.
Alistair Overeem / MMAweekly.com
Great men have spoken to each other through the media over the years, but a fight between them never came to fruition; however, it seems Lewis is determined to get his hands on “The Reem” one way or another.
Speaking to the media before his fight with Blaydes, Lewis admitted that it feels “really crazy” to imagine himself as the UFC heavyweight champion.
That would be crazy. It would be crazy for a guy like me to go through all the things that I went through and become a UFC champion, heavyweight champion of the world. It’s crazy to even put the same sentence as my name: ‘Derrick Lewis, heavyweight champion of the world.’
Lewis has been one of the UFC’s top heavyweights for many years. While he fell short on his only shot at the heavyweight belt, losing by submission to Daniel Cormier in 2018, he remains a fixture of the top 5 and will likely re-enter the title conversation if he defeats Curtis Blaydes this Saturday.
Derrick Lewis is currently on a three-game winning streak, having recently defeated Alexey Oleynik by second round knockout of Ilir Latifi and Blagoy Ivanov by decision. TOBefore that, he was defeated by Junior dos Santos. That loss was preceded by his failed title bid against Cormier.
Other highlights of his UFC career include victories over high-level foes like Alexander Volkov, Francis Ngannou, Travis Browne, Roy Nelson, and Gabriel Gonzaga.
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