Derrick Lewis knocked out a man he found trying to break into his SUV before Houston
police arrived on the scene to arrest the culprit as he says ‘you picked the wrong car’
A car thief in Houston made the disastrous mistake of choosing UFC heavyweight
Derrick Lewis’ vehicle to break into.
Derrick Lewis,36 revealed the news when sharing a snap onto his Instagram page on
Tuesday. The American powerhouse says Houston police had taken a man into custody –
with footage showing that the alleged thief also had his head in a bandage.
Speaking in the clip, Lewis says: “Motherf****r tried to break into my s**t.”
He then added in the caption: “Mofo pick right/wrong car to break into. HE’S OK.”
The star would later reference the incident on his Instagram story, posting a close-up
of a bruise on his fist with the words ‘satisfaction’ and ‘he’s OK’.
ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani later confirmed he had spoken to Lewis who told him he
knocked the man out in the fracas.
The Houston Police Department has yet to comment on the arrest.
UFC president Dana White commented on the video with a head in hands emoji while
welterweight champion Kamaru Usman chipped in: ‘Shaking my head, he’s ok at least.’
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani subsequently confirmed Lewis had knocked the man out, saying:
‘Derrick Lewis tells me he noticed a man trying to break into his SUV this morning.
He knocked the man out. The police then apprehended him.’
Lewis has won his last four fights in a row in the UFC’s heavyweight division and is in
line for a rematch with Ngannou for the title.