Curtis Blaydes shared his thoughts on the UFC’s heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Cyril Gain.
Lewis and Gaye collide at a Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The fight for the championship on August 7 will be under the UFC 265 title. The news came as a surprise to many as UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannu won gold just three months ago.
During an interview with James Lynch for LowKickMMA, Blaydes threw two cents into the situation (h / t) Actually a sport).
“My first reaction was the negotiations between Francis and the UFC. It could have turned out to be bad or something, and it’s like Plan B. My guess is that if Derrick wins, they’ll force this rematch. I don’t know for sure if Cyril wins, but personally; I believe Derrick will win. I think they will have a return match. “
Blaydes explained why he supported Lewis to beat Gaine at UFC 265.
“SHE IS [Derrick] has a unique skill set. He can simply absorb these shots and frustrate him. I know this upsets me. I had a lot of good shots, so I made a lifting move in the second round, he caught me with the top. It was a bit of a rush job. I felt my shots weren’t good enough, but when I went back and watched the movie, I was wrong. ”
Blaydes is preparing for a meeting with Jairzinho Rosenstruik. The two will share the Octagon on Sept. 25. The UFC will be a staple of the UFC 266 card.