Derrick Lewis made a great comeback to Travis Browne and Francis Ngannou on social media.
Possibly retired UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis was called out by Travis Browne and Francis Ngannou after his fourth-round TKO stoppage loss to Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110 on Saturday.
Browne, who was knocked out by Lewis earlier in February, questioned ‘The Black Beast’s’ heart and fighting spirit. “We know you don’t have the heart but if you have the balls.. I’m down to run it back,” ‘Hapa’ posted on Instagram yesterday.
Ngannou, who was mocked by the No. 6 ranked heavyweight for fighting an older fighter in Andrei Arlovski, laughed at Lewis’ loss to 43-year-old Hunt, who is 11 years’ his elder.
Lewis said I win Arlovski because he’s old with 37 but Mark Hunt 43 years old beat he like a baby
— Francis NGannou (@francis_ngannou) June 11, 2017
Lewis wasted no time in issuing a response, and the 32-year-old delivered the perfect comeback.
Travis Browne waking up from the dead saying he wants a rematch and Francis learning how to use google translator talking shit ♂️ ♂️
— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) June 12, 2017
Lewis, who was on a six-fight win streak heading into Saturday night’s main event, went back-and-forth with ‘The Super Samoan’ for the majority of the fight but was finally overwhelmed by a barrage of strikes in the fourth round.
The heavy-handed fan favorite told commentator Brian Stann in the post-fight interview that he will ‘most likely’ be retiring after UFC Auckland, opting to support his family instead of getting beat up for a living. Lewis, though, could find himself lured back into the Octagon for a grudge match against Browne or Ngannou. At just 32-years-old, Lewis has plenty of time to consider his future in the sport.