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Derrick Lewis Talks About His Cardio Routine Before UFC 230

October 25, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Derrick Lewis

In an interview with The Rich Eisen Show (via MMA Fighting), Derrick Lewis spoke about his current cardio regimen prior to his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. Here are highlights:

On his cardio: “Right now I’m a 2X. Usually I’m a 3X but I’m slimming down a little bit so I’m a 2X. I’ve been doing nothing but cardio. Even the sex. The sex really been helping my hips. I know Cormier is a wrestler so you really got to get them hips down on him so I’ve been working them hips really good.”

On the myth that fighters should avoid sex before bouts: “Not me. Some times, a couple of times, I had sex the same day as I fought. Just to see if that myth was right, and it wasn’t right. But I was sleepy afterwards but I still had the energy though.”

On the fight with Cormier: “I think Cormier is gonna come out and try to wrestle me, try to get me tired, and try to push the pace. I know he might not say that I’m on his level but I think I am and he thinking that I’m not, really. He’s thinking that it’s gonna be an easy fight for him, thinking that I don’t train hard like he does. Just because he’s an Olympic wrestler he’s thinking that it’s gonna be an easy fight for him.”

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