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Derrick Lewis explains why he threw his cup into the group after UFC St. Louis

Derrick Lewis sent a message to all his doubters. On Saturday, Lewis knocked out Rodrigo Nascimento in the main event of UFC St. Louis. The win was Lewis’s fifteenth knockout in the UFC, extending his own record for most in the promotion’s history, and afterward, “The Black Beast” performed his now customary post-win ritual of

Derrick Lewis explains why he threw his cup into the group after UFC St. Louis

Derrick Lewis despatched a message to all his doubters.

On Saturday, Lewis knocked out Rodrigo Nascimento in the principle occasion of UFC St. Louis. The win was Lewis’s fifteenth knockout within the UFC, extending his personal report for many within the promotion’s historical past, and afterward, “The Black Beast” carried out his now customary post-win ritual of taking off his pants. However this time, Lewis added one other step to the celebration by additionally eradicating his fight-worn cup and chucking it into the group — extra particularly, throwing it into media row.

Talking with reporters on the UFC St. Louis post-fight press conference, Lewis revealed that the place he threw the cup was very intentional.

“You already know, as a result of y’all boys all the time speaking shit,” Lewis mentioned. “Every so often I’ve received to throw y’all below the bus like y’all do me. ‘Oh, Derrick don’t received it anymore! Blah blah blah!’ Mmhmm.”

Apparently, no less than one media member didn’t have any concern with this, as he retrieved the cup, then had it signed by Lewis and UFC CEO Dana White. And per Lewis, he ought to be positive with that as a result of there’s nothing mistaken along with his combat tools.

“Shit, it smells recent. Child, my balls don’t stink, proper?” Lewis mentioned, addressing his spouse within the crowd. “Thanks. Don’t attempt to stunt.”

Sport-worn tools apart, the win was a giant one for Lewis as he retained his spot within the UFC’s heavyweight prime 15 and received a win over a rising contender, even when it wasn’t precisely how Lewis drew the combat up in his thoughts.

“I used to be actually ready for the fifth spherical then explode on him, however the alternative was there,” Lewis mentioned. “He didn’t let me catch my breath, that’s why I needed to end him. I used to be making an attempt to catch my breath, then wait it out.”

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As for what comes subsequent for the two-time UFC heavyweight title challenger, Lewis is protecting his choices open. “The Black Beast” has six fights left on his UFC contract and appears content material to proceed combating that out, however there may be additionally the potential of some crossover work with WWE now that it and the UFC are below the identical banner.

“That’s what we’re speculated to be doing in a number of weeks, possibly,” Lewis mentioned. “Going to Orlando and checking the ability out.

“I wouldn’t cease right here within the UFC, however I want to dibble dab in WWE.”

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