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Derrick Lewis needs WWE aspect hustle, however not at expense of UFC profession

Derrick Lewis is seeking to take his abilities to the WWE, however that’s no cause for MMA followers to fret.

Though seeking to get into the professional wrestling world, Lewis (27-12 MMA, 18-10 UFC) assures followers if he wrestles, it gained’t come on the expense of his combating profession. Lewis, a two-time UFC heavyweight title challenger, ideally want to work with the WWE whereas persevering with his UFC profession.

“I wouldn’t cease right here at UFC, however I want to dibble dabble in WWE,” Lewis informed reporters on the UFC on ESPN 56 post-fight press convention when requested about probably working with the model.

Lewis defeated Rodrigo Nascimento (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) on Saturday in the primary occasion of UFC on ESPN 56 at Enterprise Heart in St. Louis. He plans on persevering with his talks with the WWE and making a visit to Orlando, Fla., to go to the WWE Efficiency Heart.

A 12 months in the past, the UFC and WWE merged right into a single sports activities leisure firm now referred to as TKO. Dana White, the UFC CEO, has no subject with Lewis going to WWE, particularly since they’re now beneath the identical umbrella.

“I didn’t know that, however I might do something for Derrick Lewis,” White stated on the UFC on ESPN 56 post-fight press convention. “I like Derrick Lewis quite a bit. Among the fighters right here have at all times dreamed of a WWE match or no matter it’s. Yeah, I don’t have an issue with that.”

By way of the logistics, Lewis already has an concept of the kind of function he’d prefer to play within the WWE, and that’s one thing near a WWE Corridor of Famer.

“You keep in mind Gold Mud? In all probability one thing like that,” Lewis stated. “So long as I get to color my face so individuals don’t actually realize it’s me, I’m going to be a ho freak on the market and be somewhat sassy with it.”

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