After his first-round victory at UFC Vegas 45, Derrick Lewis made history, becoming the fighter with the most knockouts in UFC history. Although an incredible achievement, the accomplishment didn’t seem to phase him much. However, UFC president Dana White shared a different view.
Last Saturday, Derrick Lewis rebounded fanatically with a round one knockout over rising contender Chris Daukaus following his championship loss to Ciryl Gane. The knockout win put “The Black Beast” ahead of Vitor Belfort and Matt Brown for the most knockouts in the company’s history.
Although Lewis himself wasn’t completely overwhelmed with the achievement of his boss, Dana White was impressed.
“If you look at the amount of times that he’s been here and the records that he’s broken, it’s impressive,” White said. “He looked good tonight. You could see he was waiting. He was timing those shots and he was ready. He looks pretty lean for Derrick, too. He got in good shape. He said that last fight (against Ciryl Gane) pissed him off and he wanted to make up for it tonight, and he did.
Derrick Lewis brushed off the accomplishment in his post-fight interview with the UFC.
Derrick Lewis Post-Fight Interview
“It doesn’t mean anything,” Lewis said. “It means something, I guess, because of all the greats that was here before me. But really, it doesn’t change anything. There’s still a lot of other guys that’s active and doing pretty good as well.”
Quotes via MMA Junkie
The record speaks for itself considering the knockout artists past and present that have fought in the company. Do you think Derrick Lewis should be giving himself more credit?
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