I’m sure everyone by now has seen the crazy bullshit that went down at UFC 229 between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor…but I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk about Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis giving the best post-fight interview of all time.
After being thoroughly beaten on the feet by Russian heavyweight Alexander Volkov for the majority of the fight, Lewis uncorked a fucking HUGE overhand right followed by heavy ground and pound for a come-from-behind 3rd round KO victory.
And while Lewis’ performance was unbelievable…it was his post fight interview that stole the show.
Let me just say, any interview that starts with “my balls was hot” automatically takes the #1 spot in the Greatest Post-Fight Interviews of All Time.
But my favorite line? When Lewis talked about an alleged conversation he had with President Donald Trump before the fight:
“I forgot, a few hours before the fight, Donald Trump called me and told me I gotta knock this Russian motherfucker out because they making him look bad on the news. You know, him and Putin and shit. Fuck what they talking about. USA in this hoe, fuck.”
Whether this happened or not remains to be seen, but goddamn what a line. Add in Joe Rogan trying to keep it together and we had the best moment of the night.
Then Lewis saying he wants to smoke weed with Rogan on his podcast? Sign me up for that shit.
The interview worked out for Lewis too as he gained a TON of new social media followers after the fight:
Derrick Lewis gained 513k followers on Instagram and 35k on Twitter over the weekend, according to Crowdtangle.
Talk about seizing the moment. Well done, @Thebeast_ufc.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 8, 2018
Derrick Lewis is the hero we need, but don’t deserve.
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