UFC news: Derrick Lewis called Ciryl Gane a “boring fighter”

UFC heavyweight number two Derrick Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) is not a fan of the Ciryl Gane (9-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), whom he considers a boring fighter.

UFC news: Derrick Lewis called Ciryl Gane a "boring fighter"

Derrick Lewis, a former UFC heavyweight title challenger, is gearing up to fight once again for a title, but this time of the interim variety. Lewis takes on Gane in a championship bout that headlines Saturday’s UFC 265 at Toyota Center.

Derrick finds the Frenchman to be an honorable foe, but that doesn’t mean he likes the way he fights.

“It’s not really {that I don’t} have cardio for five rounds, {it won’t} be exciting for five rounds because he is a boring fighter,” Lewis told at the UFC 265 media day on Wednesday. “He likes to sit back and do a lot of leg kicks and stuff like that, but I really want to have an exciting fight here in my hometown. Win, lose or draw, I want it to be an exciting fighter.

Ciryl Gane is technical, and that’s good for him. I guess he’s a good fighter, you know. I don’t really keep track of him. I don’t keep up with his career, but that’s good for him.”

Derrick Lewis is a fan favorite fighter anywhere he goes, but he’s expected to get a big pop fighting in his hometown of Houston. Lewis, who holds the record for most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history, is excited to be the local guy and expects fan support to motivate him at UFC 265.

“With the way I fight, I believe so because I fight straight out of emotion whenever I’m in there,” Lewis said. “So I believe it will help me out a lot.”

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