Talking has its perks in the UFC, and Derrick Lewis knows it.
“This is my third main event, so it does matter,” Lewis said.
The sixth-ranked heavyweight who’s set to fight No. 7 Mark Hunt on Saturday in a 7 p.m. Fox Sports 1 card from Hunt’s home country of New Zealand was last seen questioning the manhood of Ronda Rousey’s heavyweight boyfriend, Travis Browne, and asking about the dating availability of the former bantamweight champion herself.
Now, as Texas’ Lewis (18-4) stands poised to make a sudden rise through his division’s rankings, he returns with more startling words.
“I don’t care if I get the title fight or not,” Lewis said. “That’s not my main goal. If...