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Twitter reacts to Derrick Lewis’ UFC Vegas 65 hospitalization: ‘These are dark days’

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Fight fans were thrown a curveball earlier today (Sat., Nov. 19, 2022) when an unexpected hospital visit knocked Derrick Lewis out of his main event clash with Serghei Spivac at UFC Vegas 65 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC officials announced the cancelation during the “Prelims” broadcast, citing a non-COVID illness for “Black Beast.”

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This is crushing news for a lackluster card from inside the UFC Apex, where Lewis has carved out a 3-0 record. It is unknown at this time what exactly knocked Lewis out of this main event, but it’s probably something pretty serious if “Black Beast” wasn’t able to compete.

As expected, the mixed martial arts (MMA) community was not happy with the announcement. We’re all wishing a speedy recovery for Lewis, but it’s a brutal hit on a combat weekend lacking depth of any kind.

Check out some of the reaction to Lewis’ withdrawal below:

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