Where’s the beef? Cormier, Lewis vie for heavyweight crown

Toby Graves
November 4, 2018

UFC 230 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the heavyweight title fight taking place Saturday, November 3 on Pay-Per-View.

UFC 230 takes place in NY at 02:00 GMT on Sunday.

Derrick Lewis loves Popeyes chicken and he could win free chicken for life if he beats Daniel Cormier on Saturday. After being on the receiving end of a barrage of combination punches and kicks, Lewis managed to bag a knockout victory during the championship defining rounds of the fight. The 39-year-old had been expected to meet Brock Lesnar at the beginning of 2019, but the UFC was in a bind and Cormier took the opportunity. A 6-foot-3, 265-pound Texan (21-5-1 with 18 KOs), Lewis got the title shot after dropping Alexander Volkov with a heavy right-hand in the third round of their showdown at UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas. For more information on how to order UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis, contact your service provider.

The fighters joked for a while before Lewis could finally find a reason to dislike Cormier: "He disrespected that Popeye's chicken on a commercial a few years ago".

UFC 230 is two days away and the fourth episode of Embedded was released on the UFC's YouTube channel.

While defeating Lewis isn't a foregone conclusion, Cormier is a massive favorite heading into the fight, and a loss would be considered one of the bigger upsets in the history of the UFC's heavyweight division.

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"I got Dana on the phone that day and was like 'What the?' and Dana doesn't take too many calls from fighters", Eubanks said Thursday in NY. You see his face?

Lewis has done his best to undersell himself and hope to catch Cormier napping, but Cormier isn't one to fall for such tactics. This could prove detrimental for Bellator MMA's ticket sales and promotional activities.

"It's insane that people say me and Lesnar would be a mega fight when the reality is the mega fight is Jones and I", Cormier told FloCombat.

"I've got into the octagon into this quicker before I made it into UFC", Lewis said.

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