Derrick Lewis arrested for reckless driving, reportedly went 86 miles over the speed limit
UFC heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis has reportedly been arrested on charges of reckless driving.
‘The Black Beast’ is currently scheduled to return this Saturday against Jailton Almeida. For Derrick Lewis, the bout is a short-notice one, as he’s stepping in for Curtis Blaydes. The former heavyweight title challenger enters the matchup off a knockout win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima in July at UFC 291.
However, the return of the longtime heavyweight contender has hit a bit of a bump in the road. As first reported by ABC13 out of Houston, Derrick Lewis was previously arrested for reckless driving. The incident reportedly happened earlier this month. Originally arrested on October 25th, and the heavyweight was left off with a $100 personal recognizance bond.
Furthermore, Derrick Lewis was quickly out of custody, with his next court date slated for late December. According to the report, the UFC heavyweight contender was going 136 miles an hour, in a 50-mile an hour zone. He allegedly passed a member of law enforcement on the highway, who stated that he was weaving in and out of traffic, leading to the arrest.
As of now, neither the company, nor Derrick Lewis have responded to the report. Although, it’s unlikely the incident will impact his currently scheduled fight with Jailton Almeida. The two are currently slated to headline UFC Sau Paulo, in an important clash.
For his part, the Brazilian is currently riding a 14-fight winning streak. Although, the bout with Derrick Lewis was expected to be by-far the biggest of his career. Luckily for Jailton Almeida, the fight is going forward as of now.
What do you make of this news involving Derrick Lewis? Do you believe he will still fight Jailton Almeida this Saturday night in Brazil?
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