UFC color commentator and popular podcaster Joe Rogan praised UFC heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis for becoming the all-time leader in KOs over the weekend. Rogan posted his congratulations to Lewis a day after the 36-year-old scored his devastating KO victory over Curtis Blaydes in the main event of UFC Vegas 19.
If you missed the dramatic come-from-behind KO victory, or just want to watch it again, you can see it below.
Lewis now holds the record for most KOs in UFC history at 12.
Rogan posted, “Congrats to the great and powerful @thebeastufc on tying the all-time KO list and being the heavyweight with the most knockouts ever. If you haven’t seen his ferocious victory last night, it’s not for the faint of heart.”
Lewis is one of the most devastating punchers in UFC history.
The immediate reaction of Lewis to his own massive KO was to channel WWE’s D-Generation X.
He continued to channel pro wrestling during the post-fight press conference.
Blaydes went out like a light just as soon as that devastating uppercut landed, but Lewis explained the reason he keeps punching until the referee tells him to stop is so that he avoids epic comebacks from his opponents such as those made by WWE’s Undertaker.
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Lil Wayne and Rachel McCarson React to KO
Of course, Rogan and Lewis weren’t the only people to be impressed with the KO. In fact, it was kind of hard to find someone who wasn’t impressed with the KO victory, at least among the many people who follow MMA.
Rapper Lil Wayne seemed super impressed with what he saw from Lewis.
Rachel from Real Talk with Kelsey and Rachel also liked what she saw.
Speaking of Real Talk with Kelsey and Rachel, you can watch an entire show dedicated to the dramatic KO win for Lewis below.
UFC and BMF Champs React to KO
Ex-UFC “champ champ” Daniel Cormier declared Lewis had “the most power ever.”
UFC “BMF” champ and fan-favorite welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal posted his thoughts, too.
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Heavyweight KO Artists React to KO
Lewis is one of the contenders in the heavyweight division, and some of the other best fighters and hardest hitters in the weight class offered post-KO credit to the tough Texan, too.
Francis Ngannou posted about the takedown attempt by Blaydes that led to the KO.
Jair Rozenstruik was awestruck by the punch.
Top MMA Journalists React to KO
According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the win made Lewis the biggest underdog winner in a main event UFC fight in a long while.
It was one of the most devastating knockouts in UFC history, and it’s sure to be on the short-list for KO of the year in 2021.
More Reactions to Epic KO
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