Derrick Lewis Wants To K.O Daniel Cormier Because He "Disrespects Chicken"

Derrick 'My Balls Was Hot' Lewis became a household name at UFC 229, mainly because of a revelation that his testicles were overheating in front of millions.

In the space of three days, 'The Black Beast' picked up over 600,000 followers on Instagram thanks to his talent both in and out of the Octogan.

And now the 33-year-old is preparing for a title shot against Daniel Cormier at the UFC 230 in November.

Lewis will go up against the heavyweight champion just a month after saying "I ain't trying to fight for no title," - how things have changed.

Ahead of the highly anticipated bout, the veteran has released a one of a kind, hilarious promo calling out Cormier for disrespecting 'Popeye chicken.'

Here's some context because you might need some.

Back in 2015, a topless Cormier appeared in a music video titled "All About That Cake" - a parody song dedicated to his apparent love of chicken.

Three years later the above video has come back to haunt the champ - clearly Derrick Lewis didn't find it very amusing. Back in July the pair squared off in a press conference, and after Cormier questioned the 33-year-old about 'calling me small," - Lewis responded brilliantly

"He disrespected that Popeye's chicken on a commercial!" said Lewis, as his upcoming opponent burst into laughter. This could be the most entertaining build up to a fight ever.

Going back to his win at UFC 229, footage shows that Lewis wouldn't have won without the advice he got from his corner at the end of round two.

The heavyweight had seemingly picked up an eye injury in the first round and was constantly holding his eye, with the referee stopping the fight at one point to make sure he hadn't been poked.

Instead, Lewis soaked up the pressure from his opponent before taking the great advice he'd been given on board.

In the third round he threw a few wild shots that didn't land, but the perfect jab set up a knockdown and then the ground attack followed to give him an important stoppage.

What a win for Lewis and now he will fight at the grandest stage of them all, Madison Square Garden, at UFC 230 next month.

We can't wait for this one!

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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