Alistair Overeem suffered one of the worst cuts of 2019 after getting his lip split in half courtesy of Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC on ESPN 7 on Dec. 7, 2019, in Washington D.C.
Thankfully, “The Reem” underwent plastic surgery and his lip was as right as rain. One man who is rejoicing at Overeem’s misery, however, is Derrick Lewis. Indeed, “Black Beast” isn’t shedding any tears over Overeem’s injuries or the last-second knockout loss he suffered at the hands of “Bigi Boy.”
And despite efforts from UFC to try and book the two big men for a what would be a haymaker fest inside the Octagon, a bout between them never saw the light of day. For now, Lewis will focus on Ilir Latifi, as the two men are set to throw hands at the upcoming UFC 247 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Feb. 7, 2020, in Houston, Texas.
Lewis recently got a bit of a tune-up fight prior to his bout, taking to social media to post a video of nasty beatdown he offered up to a mouthy boxer who decided to test him in the gym.
According to Lewis, the gentleman in the video hadn’t been training at the gym for too long before he started running his mouth, wanting to challenge everyone. Once he locked eyes on Lewis and threatened to knock him out, the former UFC heavyweight title contender was quick to play professor.
”In less than a minute, I tried to murder his ass,” Lewis said.
And it was brutal to say the least, as Lewis dropped bombs on the man, even as he was spilling out of the ring.