If there is one thing that JDS doesn’t like about Lewis, it would be that the fighter seemingly complains too much.
“Derrick Lewis, I could see it in his fights, too, he complains a lot,” Dos Santos told MMA Junkie. “Every time he got hit or something he complains a lot. I don’t know if he’s trying to take advantage of the moment or something, but he complains a lot. He was telling the ref, ‘My eye.’ It doesn’t make sense. He was fine. You can see on the camera he was fine. That doesn’t make any sense. But that’s fine. The ref, Herb Dean, he’s the greatest in this business and I trust him and that’s what I told him – that my hands weren’t open.”
Lewis seemingly didn’t complain much leading into the event, even complimenting his new UFC deal in the lead up to the show.
Even though Lewis apparently complains too much, one thing the fighter was on fight night was also a good challenge.
“It was a good challenge,” Dos Santos said. “I know how dangerous he is so I was trying to avoid those punches and one of them connected, but I didn’t feel it too much. I could feel that he has a lot of power, but my angles, I like to position myself in a better way to connect with better punches.”
Dos Santos has now won three straight fights, while Lewis is in the midst of a two bout winning streak.