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UFC’s Derrick Lewis Says Trump Told Him To Knock Russian Fighter Out

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Eric Lieberman Deputy Editor
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UFC Fighter Derrick Lewis reportedly told the crowd in Las Vegas that President Donald Trump called him prior to his bout to offer words of encouragement against a foreign adversary.

“I forgot, a few hours before the fight Donald Trump called me and told me I’ve got to knock this Russian [expletive] out, cause they making him look bad on the news,” Lewis told comedian and commentator Joe Rogan. “You know, him and Putin and [expletive]. [Expletive] what they talking bout. USA in this [expletive].”

It was widely considered one of the more unique post-fight interviews.

Overall, the UFC had a big night.