Prior to UFC 230, Derrick Lewis had already won big when he scored free chicken for life from a Popeyes location in his hometown of Houston.
Me? I’m a Church’s guy myself, but I can get down with some Popeyes. Not as much as Lewis, though. He’s out here defending Popeyes’ honor, which sort of was the genesis for his UFC 230 title fight against Daniel Cormier (LOL).
That’s why I have a hard time believing Lewis has yet to take advantage of free fried chicken for life. And yet, it’s true!
Here’s what Lewis told MMAjunkie Radio on Thursday:
“I haven’t picked the card up yet,” Lewis said. “They told me I got to go to that location and pick the card up. I’ve been busy. I haven’t picked my card up yet, and I haven’t been to Popeyes since the fight.”
You know what the kicker is here? The Popeyes location is half-a-mile away from his house.
But just because Lewis hasn’t physically made it to a Popeyes restaurant since his loss to Cormier, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t eaten it. He has. There’s just one problem, though.
“My wife did bring home Popeyes two weeks ago, but she paid for it,” Lewis said. “And I told her, ‘Why you paying for it? You should’ve just told them.’ I didn’t know she was going to bring home Popeyes.”
This isn’t her fault. This is “The Black Beast’s” fault. It’s half-a-mile away, go get that card already!
Lewis returns to action March 9 in the headliner at UFC on ESPN+ 4, where he’ll meet former champion Junior Dos Santos.
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