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“He Made a Lot of Excuses” – Derrick Lewis Sounds off on Conor Mcgregor’s Performance Against Dustin Poirier

Derrick Lewis did not look particularly impressed with Conor McGregor’s performance against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. Lewis stated that he felt the Notorious made “excuses” after losing to Poirier.

Derrick Lewis appeared alongside UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience and expressed his views on Conor McGregor.

“Conor McGregor, he has a lot of excuses,” Lewis said, talking about the former champion’s reaction on losing to the Diamond at UFC 257. However, Rogan backed McGregor up and stated that he respects that McGregor wants the rematch as soon as possible.

“He had legitimate excuses. Dustin Poirier f****d up his leg, he said he wasn’t ready for that. He also said he was getting ready for Manny Pacquiao. But he also said Dustin is the better man. He was the better man that night.”  

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While Lewis did sound off on McGregor, he also added that he loves to see him talk. Lewis joked that he feels sorry for other fighters who walk into the press-conference with him.

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Dustin Poirier put up a spectacle against arguably the biggest name in the world of mixed martial arts as he became the first fighter in the history of MMA to get a stoppage win over Conor McGregor.

What’s next for Derrick Lewis?

Derrick Lewis is coming off a spectacular performance against top contender Curtis Blaydes. Lewis put a halt to Blaydes’ winning streak with a vicious KO to register the most number of knockout wins in the history of the UFC.

Derrick Lewis KO Curtis Blaydes

Derrick Lewis has stated that he has no plans of retiring and wants to remain in the title picture. Lewis also expressed his interest in fighting Francis Ngannou in a rematch should he emerge victorious against Stipe Miocic later this month at UFC 260. However, he also added that he wants to remain active and is open to the idea of fighting Ciryl Gane.

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Ciryl Gane is coming off a unanimous decision win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik and will look to cement his position in the UFC’s heavyweight division with a big win over Derrick Lewis. However, easier said than done, Derrick Lewis has shown significant improvement in his last few fights and will look to maintain the same going forward.

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