Derrick Lewis is a one of a kind character.
The UFC heavyweight has ascended to contender status through his ridiculously heavy knockout power, which has turned many would-be losses into dramatic wins. This weekend he has a shot at becoming the interim champion if he can beat Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 in Houston.
But Lewis’ popularity is not just for his fights, which often have a comical element to it, but his natural mic skills. He is as funny as they come and it makes his interviews, whether pre-fight or post-fight, a must-watch. One of his best lines came after his insane comeback KO versus Alexander Volkov at UFC 229. After Joe Rogan asked why he took his trunks off, Lewis quickly responded “My balls was hot.”
Lewis is an endearing figure in this sport and a guy you can’t help but root for. If he wins the interim title vs. Gane on Saturday his interview in front of his hometown Houston fans could be nothing short of legendary.
Watch his best media interview moments at the top of the page in our special compilation feature.