Lewis' critics and self-deprecating humor aside - "If I win this, all these guys, they ought to be ashamed of themselves", he said, tongue planted firmly in cheek - he has the punching power to end his UFC 230 heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier at any moment.
"I win the fight, I go, 'Brock, you obviously wanted it. Get your a** in here if you wanted it.' Now, I didn't know he was going to push me". Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the victor of the Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas. WWE superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is coming back and was already expected to face Cormier in early 2019.
Brock Lesnar (L) confronts Daniel Cormier (R) after his heavyweight championship fight against Stipe Miocic at T-Mobile Arena on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A shirtless Cormier had starred in a parody video of "All About That Bass", and danced with drumsticks out of a Popeye's box. "Stuff like that means something to me, which is a bit risky because the UFC knows, if they dangle the carrot, they know they can get me to bite by putting all that historical stuff in front of me".More news: Tottenham boss Pochettino hails 2-goal Son after Cup triumph
With the fight only three days out now, Lewis has again addressed the issue of why he is fighting Cormier, and not someone else. That's why Cormier says in reality a fight against Jones should be bigger-it's actually two of the top fighters in the history of the sport clashing for the third time. "I was actually OK just doing TV and chilling". I don't want to do that.
"I see Brock, right, and here's the insane thing about this". With few options available, the promotion announced that the relatively unknown Eubanks would be fighting Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant women's 125 pounds title.More news: Hackers Publish Private Messages From 81,000 Facebook Accounts
That's when Eubanks got White on the phone. There's something different about him and that's why I know what's in front of me this weekend.
A couple of weeks later, Eubanks said there are no hard feelings.More news: United States charges Chinese companies with stealing trade secrets