Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Popeyes Offering Free Chicken If Derrick Lewis Beats Daniel Cormier

Popeyes Offering Free Chicken If Derrick Lewis Beats Daniel Cormier

In their first promotional duties for the event, Jones and Gustafsson went right at each other.

Lewis' recent record is about as good as it gets in the UFC, particularly at heavyweight where the majority of the fighters in the division are capable of one fight-ending strike at any moment.

"I didn't train as hard as I should have", Jones said of the competitive nature of the first bout. "My mom wouldn't have been happy with all the F-bombs I dropped on Dana, but he laughed about it and said he'd try to do right by me".

Preliminary fights will begin on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET.

His fight with Gustafsson will probably wind up being one of the biggest sellers of 2018 for the UFC, and Jones' presence alone will draw interest for any matchups with future opponents.

Whether Lewis eats some Popeyes before his fight with Cormier at UFC 230 remains to be seen.

"There's no reason to grant him a fight", Jones said.

"When I found out they postponed the fight and Whittaker doesn't even know when he's going to be healthy, obviously it bothered me a little bit but listen business is business".

Cormier and Lewis are expected to make their respective walks to the Octagon at around 5:30am BST (11:30pm ET and 9:30pm PT).

"Not me. Some times, a couple of times, I had sex the same day as I fought", he added. But when I was on the card with Brock, it did over 1.1 million buys. "I also corner guys, I also coach, so there are ways for me to stay involved in competition".

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After working for so long to get to the top, is Cormier really going to just pack it in?

Through it all, Cormier was a vocal critic of Jones, calling him a "cheat" and bad for the sport.

There's a rivalry there, too, although it's more professional than personal.

As the clock wound down last month in the UFC 229 heavyweight clash between Lewis and his Russian counterpart Alexander Volkov, it seemed that the result was set in stone. Jones and Gustafsson are to fight in UFC 232, which is scheduled for December 29, 2018, in Las Vegas.

This kind of hype wasn't exactly brimming with the nastiness of Conor McGregor throwing a hand truck at a bus to get at his foe.

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UFC 232 takes place on December 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena.

Chances are, he'll have one last fight after Saturday in which he can continue to secure his legacy as one of the greatest athletes to ever step into the octagon.

Saturday's fight marked Cormier's first heavyweight title defense, and the victory kept a planned matchup against WWE star Brock Lesnar intact for early 2019.

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