UFC heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis is now set to face reigning champion Daniel Cormier for his title. Now “The Black Beast” has come forward to joke about his post-fight antics leading up to the match up.
Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis are set to headline UFC 230 on Nov. 3. The fight will take place live on pay-per-view in New York.
Appearing on UFC on FOX to promote the fight, Derrick Lewis was asked if he plans on leaping out of the octagon and beginning a brawl after his fight with D.C. at UFC 230. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov infamously leaped out of the octagon after submitting Conor McGregor at UFC 229. “The Eagle” jumped out of the cage and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis, sparking a massive brawl between the two opposing fight camps.
“Oh, that’s my plan.” Derrick Lewis jokingly responded. “I’m planning on eagle diving on Brock Lesnar, so we’ll see.”
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was cage side back at UFC 226, in which the WWE star stormed the octagon and shoved Daniel Cormier after being called out by the reigning two-division champion. It has since been reported that Brock Lesnar may make a cage side appearance for UFC 230’s main event as well.
Check out Derrick Lewis’ full thoughts on the matter within the video provided above.