UFC star Derrick Lewis moons crowd, throws cup at media after knockout win


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UFC star Derrick Lewis gave the group at St. Louis a bit greater than they bargained for on Saturday evening after he defeated Rodrigo Nascimento within the third spherical of their struggle.

Lewis knocked out Nascimento for his twenty eighth profession mixed martial arts victory. He then proceeded to strip off his shorts and waved them at a fallen Nascimento. He then mooned the group and later threw his protecting cup on the media sitting close to the octagon.

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Derrick Lewis prepares earlier than his heavyweight struggle in opposition to Rodrigo Nascimento of Brazil through the UFC Struggle Evening occasion at Enterprise Middle on Might 11, 2024 in St Louis. (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Photographs)

He mentioned after the struggle the cup throw was intentional.

“You realize, as a result of y’all boys at all times speaking s—,” Lewis mentioned, by way of MMA Fighting. “Once in a while I’ve obtained to throw y’all underneath the bus like y’all do me. ‘Oh, Derrick don’t obtained it anymore! Blah blah blah!’ Mmhmm.”

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Derrick Lewis taunts Rodrigo Nascimento

Derrick Lewis reacts after his TKO victory over Rodrigo Nascimento of Brazil in a heavyweight struggle through the UFC Struggle Evening occasion at Enterprise Middle on Might 11, 2024 in St Louis. (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Photographs)

Lewis admitted he needed to attend a bit longer to placed on the assault, however he pounced on the alternative.

“I used to be actually ready for the fifth spherical then explode on him, however the alternative was there,” Lewis mentioned. “He didn’t let me catch my breath, that’s why I needed to end him. I used to be making an attempt to catch my breath, then wait it out.”

Lewis was twelfth within the heavyweight rankings and is more likely to transfer up after his newest win.

Derrick Lewis throws a punch

Derrick Lewis punches Rodrigo Nascimento of Brazil in a heavyweight struggle through the UFC Struggle Evening occasion at Enterprise Middle on Might 11, 2024 in St Louis. (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Photographs)

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Jon Jones is the present UFC heavyweight champion. Tom Aspinall is the interim champion. Ciryl Gane is second within the rankings.




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