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UFC’s Knockout King Returns!  Derrick Lewis drops big revelations ahead of UFC St. Louis
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UFC’s Knockout King Returns! Derrick Lewis drops big revelations ahead of UFC St. Louis

Derrick Lewis
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As excitement builds for Saturday night’s epic showdown at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, all eyes will be on one of the UFC’s biggest stars, Derrick Lewis, as he makes his grand entrance to the beat of Fat Pat’s ‘Tops Drop’ . This isn’t just a walkout song; it is an anthem within the MMA community, charged with emotion and history, that resonates deeply with Lewis.

With heartfelt reverence, Lewis shares the meaning of his iconic walkout track, originally by the late Fat Pat, a rapper whose life was tragically cut short. The song, a staple since Lewis moved to Houston in 1998, symbolizes more than just his personal journey; it’s a tribute he believes would make Fat Pat’s family proud.

With an impressive career spanning over a decade, Derrick Lewis, known as “The Black Beast,” is set to make his 29th walk into the UFC Octagon this weekend, opposite Rodrigo Nascimento. Surprisingly modest, Lewis reacts with genuine surprise when he realizes how many battles he has had. This makes him one of the most seasoned heavyweights in UFC history, second only to Andrei Arlovski.

Despite his tough exterior and a history of overcoming significant personal and legal challenges, Lewis remains a reluctant star. He has carved out a path in MMA not to become famous, but to provide for his family. He has turned his life around from difficult beginnings to achieving unprecedented success in sports.

As he talks about the pressure of fighting and his preference for less high-profile events, Lewis hints at a possible surprise for fans this weekend – a testament to his relaxed approach when the spotlight isn’t as intense. Outside of the fight, Lewis’ transformation is evident in his lifestyle changes, with him swapping root beer for sparkling water, which is a sign of a fighter who is not only ready for his next fight, but also in the best shape of his life is in.