Derrick Lewis fires back at Francis Ngannou: It's about time

Ruben Hill
March 20, 2018

On Sunday afternoon, Ngannou finally responded to these callouts, telling Lewis to have his manager contact the UFC about this prospective showdown.

"If they tell me, you have to take Derrick, I'm going to take Derrick", Ngannou said.

Kiwi fighter Mark Hunt has two fights remaining on his UFC contract and wants to go out with a bang. The 31-year-old Cameroonian wants to prove his previous performance against Stipe Miocic isn't who he is as a fighter.

Lewis has won 10 of his 13 total UFC bouts and recently rebounded from a TKO loss to Mark Hunt by destroying Marcin Tybura at February's UFC Austin.

"Please Brock, come back, come back my friend".

"Me, I want Brock".

"Even Werdum, I want that rematch, but Ngannou would be a better match". He wants him to come back, and he wants to be on the stage that he provides.

Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) grounded and pounded Ngannou over five rounds to defend his title with a dominant decision in January at UFC 220. If the UFC says that Derrick will be that one (that gets me a title shot), I'll fight Derrick. Only after this suspension has been served can Lesnar fight once more for UFC.

During an appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday, Ngannou addressed a potential fight with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. "I need you to give me that f-king fight I've been waiting for for a long time, I've been dreaming for". Following the fight, Ngannou made it known that this fight was a major learning experience for him. "And I really want to try that".

Micoc is fighting light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier on July 7 at UFC 226, leaving the rest of the heavyweight division hanging after laying waste to all challengers.

"The biggest thing I will change is how to manage", Ngannou said. The fact of this (Miocic fight) was the management of my cardio and my endurance.

"I've already asked for a top five guy before, but they didn't give me anything, so I'm anxious about what they're gonna do".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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