Derrick Lewis Appreciates Late Ref Stoppage


Derrick Lewis earned his second straight main event win when he defeated Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 105.

Following the brutal knockout of Browne and the arguable late stoppage from the ref, Lewis says it was all good so he can beat on Browne further.

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“I appreciate it,” Browne said to MMA Fighting. “Where [Yamasaki] at? I appreciate it, I appreciated him letting the fight go a little longer than what it should. I just wanted to get my anger out on Travis’ face because he likes to hit on women. So I appreciate him for doing that. I keep it real.”

As noted by Robin Black on Monday's Fightful MMA podcast, Browne has actually been cleared of any wrong doing in relation to the domestic abuse allegations from his ex-wife. 

The heavyweight contender Lewis is now riding a six fight winning streak in the UFC. Large winning streak aside, Lewis believes that there’s some parts of his MMA game that he needs to work on.

“I gotta work on my overall game,” Lewis said. “The guys in the top five, they’re good everywhere. Me, I’m just almost one-dimensional. I believe I’ve got the most heart in this division. it carries me the whole way through this six-fight win streak. The heart, that beast mode kicks in, and thank god for that.”

Lewis’s other main event victory came over Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Fight Night 102 in 2016.

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