Two-division UFC champion Derrick Lewis only has a single loss on his professional record. Lewis has suffered a defeat to former title holder Jon Jones. Jones then knocked out Cormier in their rematch at UFC 214. However, the result was overturned after Jones failed his drug test.
Jones has since returned from his 15-month suspension for his latest drug test failure and is now set to fight Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight belt at UFC 232 on Dec. 29.
Meanwhile, Daniel Cormier is set to fight Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3. Speaking to MMA Junkie, Derrick Lewis revealed that be believes Daniel Cormier is scared to fight Jon Jones a third time.
“I think he’s scared to fight Jones, the guy beat him twice. The reason I think he took the fight with me is because Jon Jones was already fighting. They’re already saying he’s basically scared to fight Jones right now, anyway. He feels like it would be perfect to fight a guy like me that don’t have as much skills on short notice before the Jones fight and he thinks it’s going to be an easy fight for him.”