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Derrick Lewis looks ‘fat’ standing next to Ngannou — ‘F*ck Francis, eat some Popeyes’

UFC 226: Press Conference Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

You might think UFC heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis hates Francis Ngannou because “The Black Beast” already defeated “The Predator,” and yet Ngannou is the one who is holding the promotion’s 265-pound strap.

Not exactly.

Lewis can’t stand his fellow UFC heavyweight because Ngannou is stacked and jacked, so when they pose for pictures, Lewis looks “fat” in comparison. That’s why the Texan — previously embroiled in a Popeyes controversy with this ex-champ — wants the Cameroonian to eat some fried chicken.

“He makes me look fat when I stand next to him so fuck him,” Lewis said last weekend in Houston (via MMA Junkie). “Fuck Francis. And eat some Popeyes.”

The wanton disrespect for KFC among UFC heavyweights is appalling.

Lewis, winner of four straight with two knockouts, is expected to rematch Ngannou with the 265-pound strap on the line — thanks to the immovable Jon Jones — at some point in mid-to-late summer, though nothing is official at this time.

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