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Derrick Lewis Is Feeling Good After Signing New Contract, Talks UFC on ESPN+ 4 Fight

January 11, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of his fight with Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 4. Highlights are below:

On his new contract: “I’m feeling good about this fight, too, and I’m real happy about my contract that I just signed. And so everything is looking up. Even though I’m coming off a loss, I’m happy, I’m satisfied, and I still got that hunger in me.”

On his frequent fighting: “I guess whenever I want time off, (the UFC) really don’t hear nothing. What I say, whenever I say that, they don’t hear me.”

On believing Dos Santos ranks #7 or 8 despite being a former champion: “That don’t mean anything. That don’t mean nothing. Former champion in the UFC in the heavyweight division? That doesn’t mean anything.”

On a possible title shot if he wins: “I never even thought about it. But if I can pull the win off, of course it would great to get another shot. But if not, I’m not going to be mad. I’m not going to be sad. I’m not going to be complaining. It is what it is.”