The president of the UFC, Dana White, considers it crazy that this weekend Derrick Lewis will enter the title fight against Cyril Gane as a four-time underdog.
“This is crazy,” said the head of the organization, Dana White, in an interview with TSN. “Cyril Gane remains undefeated, his stance is incredible – the guy moves like a middleweight. But, how many times has Derrick Lewis been written off? Although all he needs is to deliver one blow, and the probability that he will hit in five rounds is quite high. And he beat the champion. He beat Francis Ngannou. All this makes the fight so wonderful”
“Will Derrick Lewis be able to deliver his punch? Will Cyril Gane be able to cope with the pressure that his participation in the first really big fight puts on him? Gane never fought Ngannou, and Lewis beat him. It would be hard to organize a better heavyweight fight than this one.”
“Do you know what’s the funniest thing? If you watch boxing, and a guy comes out to fight a four-time favorite, the chances that the underdog will win are zero. In our sport, everything is different – you have a real chance to place a bet and earn some money”