Derrick Lewis Attributes Jalin Turner’s UFC 300 Defeat to Referee Herb Dean & Renato Moicano

Oh boy, Derrick Lewis is stirring the pot again. He took to Twitter, a place he’s been pretty quiet on since February 2022. His tweet? A short and sweet jab at Herb Dean’s officiating during UFC 300. “Herb Dean fault,” he says, tagging @ufc and throwing in a #ufc300 for good measure. That tweet was dropped on April 14, 2024. Classic Lewis move, right?

Now, let’s talk about what went down at UFC 300. Derrick Lewis, also known as “The Black Beast,” had some thoughts on the Jalin Turner vs. Renato Carneiro fight. And honestly, it was a bit of a rollercoaster. Turner, who was the favorite, landed a solid left hook on Moicano. You’d think that was it, right? But no, Turner decides to walk off before Herb Dean officially ends the fight. Guess what? Moicano gets back up and turns the tables in the second round. Talk about a plot twist.

Lewis, watching from the sidelines, couldn’t keep silent on this one. He believes Herb Dean dropped the ball by not stopping the fight when Moicano got dropped. In a chat with Shakiel Mahjouri, Lewis didn’t hold back. “He walked away, then the guy ended up losing… Herb didn’t stop the fight. He was supposed to stop the fight,” Lewis explained. It’s clear he’s not a fan of how things went down.

Switching gears, Lewis is gearing up for his own battle. He’s headlining UFC on ESPN 56 against Rodrigo Nascimento. The event’s happening this Saturday at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Lewis, a knockout artist feared by many, is looking to bounce back. He’s 1-4 in his last five fights, coming off a tough decision loss to Jailton Almeida. Will “The Black Beast” roar back to victory? Time will tell.

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