Derrick Lewis Says He’s Fighting Stipe After He Beats Junior Dos Santos

Derrick Lewis

Stipe Miocic Is Next

After I Beat Up Dos Santos

3/9/2019 12:15 AM PST


Junior Dos Santos is a BAD man, and Derrick Lewis knows beatin’ him ain’t gonna be easy, but when he does … “The Black Beast” knows who’s next in line for an ass-whoopin’ — Stipe Miocic.

Lewis is headlining UFC Fight Night 146 this weekend in Kansas against Dos Santos — a 6’4″, 250-pound ex-UFC heavyweight champion — who’s beaten 5 former UFC heavyweight champs.

The champs JDS has beaten … Fabricio Werdum, Cain Velasquez, Frank MirShane Carwin, and Stipe Miocic.

So, it’s gonna be a TOUGH fight … but Derrick tells TMZ Sports after he takes care of biz Saturday … he knows exactly who’s on deck for a date in the Octagon.

“Stipe is the next guy.”

The fight ain’t a pipe dream either … Lewis told us Dana White actually tried to make the fight back in January — but Derrick wanted to chill after fighting Daniel Cormier.

But, Stipe ain’t the only guy on Lewis’ hit list … “The Black Beast” says he also wants to run back the Francis Ngannou fight.

“I have to get that fight out of the way again before I retire, ya know? Just to make it right for the fans. Not right for myself. Right for the fans.”

Remember, Lewis won the July 2018 match … but there were only 31 total strikes landed combined and it’s widely considered one of the most boring fights ever in the UFC.

Lewis wants to rewrite history … under one condition.

We also talked to Derrick about Jon Jones possibly moving to heavyweight … and asked if a Jon Jones-Derrick Lewis fight was in the future.

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