One thing the fighter got before this bout was a new UFC contract and it is a deal that Lewis is very happy with.
“It doesn’t matter if they like me or not,” Lewis said to MMA Junkie. “I’m really happy with my contract. I wish I could say more about it, but even though some numbers are going to pop up after the fight, it still won’t do it any justice.”
There is no word at this time as to how many fights the contract is for or any financial numbers associated with the deal.
Lewis is happy to be fighting with a new contract, because the fighter is doing all of it for his family.
“My kids are acting like I’m rich anyway, so they always want to buy this and buy that, and go here and go there,” Lewis said. “So I’m really doing it for them. I just want to make sure they’re happy and my wife is happy. Especially all my family members coming out of the woodwork, saying everybody not able and this and this, they need this and they need that. Oh, they’re behind on these bills, and they need help. So of course, I’ve got to keep going.”
UFC Fight Night Wichita takes place on Saturday, March 9 from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas with Derrick Lewis and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.