Pros react to Mark Hunt’s TKO defeat of Derrick Lewis, Lewis’ possible retirement

June 11, 2017 6:30 am by Tom Taylor
Mark Hunt Derrick Lewis

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 110, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis stepped into the cage with a verifiable MMA legend in Mark Hunt. Lewis’ goal was to extend his win-streak to a division-best seven-straight, and just maybe, earn himself the next crack at UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic.

Regrettably for Lewis and his ever-growing legion of fans, the veteran Hunt was just too much.

Though Lewis certainly landed some big punches in this bout, he faded quickly as the bout wore on, at which point a patient Hunt leaned on a clear striking advantage to wear him down to a fourth-round TKO win.

Hunt’s dramatic defeat of Lewis – which earned both men a $50,000 Fight of  the Night bonus – generated some interesting reactions from their fellow pros. So too, did Lewis’ surprise, post-fight announcement that he might opt to retire due to a lingering lower-back injury.

Without further ado, here’s how the MMA community reacted to Hunt’s defeat of the streaking Lewis, and Lewis’ possible retirement


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What did you think of Mark Hunt’s defeat of Derrick Lewis? Do you think Lewis will actually retire?

This article first appeared on on 6/11/2017.


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