Derrick Lewis already has the most knockouts in UFC heavyweight background, but he believes after shedding a couple more lbs, he may well be even additional terrifying when he subsequent sets foot in the octagon.
The Houston native shut out the UFC Vegas 6 card on Saturday night with a punishing efficiency, finishin Aleksei Oleinik with vicious punches in the next spherical. Ahead of the fight, Lewis upped his training regimen, and whilst he tipped the scales at 265 pounds, he looked in much better shape than just about any of his previous UFC fights.
In accordance to Lewis, that’s just the idea of the iceberg when it comes to his possible now that he’s approaching his fight career with a little far more focus and willpower.
“I owe it to the supporters,“ Lewis explained at the article-combat press meeting. “I owe it to everyone that supports me. I received to definitely consider it much more major than what I have been.”
Lewis has mentioned in the past that he’s not the most committed fighter when it comes to his coaching periods. But now, he’s looking to adjust that.
With designs to fall a different 15 or 20 kilos just before competing once more, Lewis anticipates an even much better displaying when he returns to the UFC for his subsequent fight.
“I’ve actually been feeding on no matter what I want and just been schooling a good deal more time than 30 minutes this camp,” Lewis said. “We’ve just been coaching a large amount extra. I have however been having bass [fish], nonetheless been having Popeye’s and things like that. Just been coaching far more. For certain, I’ll be a great deal more quickly, a great deal a lot more agile, a whole lot more aggressive and anything.
“I for sure have to get down 15, 20 kilos to truly feel at ease in there, and you seriously will see a little something terrifying out of me for positive.”
Although his speedy strategies contain a return residence to see his loved ones, followed by dieting and teaching to get his fat in purchase, Lewis is aware that as the No. 4 rated heavyweight, there are a lot of possibilities for his following combat.
Judging by his opinions, Lewis would fortunately acknowledge that problem.
“That’d be best to battle Curtis following,” Lewis explained. “All he’s going to do is try out to seize me and keep me and check out to get a determination. He’s not likely to check out to end me. If he do attempt to finish me, that is high-quality, but I do feel I can choose Curtis down and punish him on the ground.
“Yeah, put that on the headline. Make the headlines, go forward. Variety it. That is headlines appropriate there. I’m going to choose Curtis Blaydes down and finish him.”