UFC heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou faced off over the weekend. While many fight fans expected the fight to be an all out octagon war, the two fighters delivered a performance that has since drawn some controversy. Now UFC President Dana White has come forward with his thoughts on the matter.
Ngannou and Lewis went toe-to-toe for the co-main event of UFC 226 live on pay-per-view this Saturday, July 7. The fight ultimately went the distance with reportedly less than 30 strikes having been thrown within the bout.
Speaking to ESPN after the event, UFC President Dana White revealed that he was hardly impressed by the match up.
“The (Francis) Ngannou and Derrick Lewis weigh-in was more exciting than the fight, actually. And, there was more contact.” White said, referencing Lewis’ shove of Ngannou at the ceremonial weigh-ins for the event.
“The heavyweight fight was the worst thing I have ever seen in my life.” White later continued. “Everybody expected these two big heavyweights that can knock you out to go in there and start dropping bombs. They threw nothing. I think it was the second least punches ever thrown in UFC history in a fight.”
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