Derrick Lewis is not down for a trip to Russia, sorry Alexander Volkov

Derrick Lewis is not down for a trip to Russia, sorry Alexander Volkov

Derrick Lewis will stay here in the States, thank you very much.

Alexander Volkov figured he’d do what other fighters do and take to Twitter to call out a fighter for a fight in Moscow. He opted to go with Derrick Lewis. It didn’t take long for Derrick to give his response and it was in typical Derrick Lewis form. It turns out Derrick Lewis isn’t too thrilled with the notion of spending time in mother Russia.

Alexander Volkov has been on a roll, and he wants to fight in his homeland of Russia. He’s won six fights in a row, including victories over Roy Nelson and former champion Fabricio Werdum. He’s currently the number 5 ranked heavyweight in the UFC. He was pretty respectful in calling out Lewis, but Lewis’ response is a classic.

Derrick Lewis has only lost one fight going back to 2015. He was defeated by Mark Hunt but has won two in a row since then. He did recently take part in what I’d say was the worst heavyweight fight in the history of the UFC. So while he might be a draw, right now he can’t really call his own shots. He needs to do what will put him back int he UFC’s good graces. That being said, sheesh, Derrick Lewis, never change buddy!