USADA Approves Some Kind Of Steroid For Derrick Lewis

UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis faced off against No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou in his latest octagon performance. While Lewis ultimately earned a unanimous decision victory over his opponent, the heavyweight suffered some serious back pains during the fight.

Derrick Lewis has had back issues for some time now, having even been forced to pull out of a previous fight on short notice over the matter. Now, however, it would appear that the mixed martial artist has managed to have USADA approve the usage of a steroid shot to aid in his back problems.

Speaking on The MMA Hour, as seen within the video below, Derrick Lewis offered some details concerning the matter.

“Right now it’s going pretty good. The shots that I took, they said it should last like 10 to 12 months. It wasn’t stem cells or nothing like that. It was something — they shot me like 20 times in one spot, it was some type of steroids.”

“We’re taking it step-by-step, day-by-day. We’re taking it real slow, because ain’t no way I’m going to pull out of this fight again. I’ve pulled out in the past and I ain’t planning on doing it for this fight here.”

Derrick Lewis is now set to fight Alexander Volkov in the co-main event of UFC 229. The live pay-per-view fight card will take place Oct. 6 from within the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

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