UFC 238: Darren Stewart says he wants a rest now, but ask him again Monday
Take a look inside the fight with Stewart, got back in the win column after a loss this past November. He’s now won three of his past four.
Result: Darren Stewart def. Bevon Lewis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Updated records: Stewart (10-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC), Lewis (6-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Key stat: Stewart won a decision for the first time since December 2015.
Stewart on the fight’s key moment
“Nothing surprised me (about Lewis). I knew he was going to try to take my legs out, so I took his legs out first. I made sure I was first to it. … There’s nothing he could give to me that I haven’t been through.”
Stewart on fans booing during the fight
“Back in the day, if I got booed it was very hard. I was like, ‘Oh, no. The crowd’s booing – let me react,’ and I’d do something stupid. I’ve improved as a fighter. My fight IQ has grown so much.”
Stewart on what he wants next
“I need a break. I’ve been in camp since November. I was scheduled to fight in March, and they didn’t make me fight. Now I’m fighting here, so I haven’t had a rest since November. But I tell you that now, and I’ll wake up tomorrow and tell you I want to fight. … I’m getting drunk (Saturday). I’m getting smashed, as we say in the U.K. I don’t care. Bailey’s on the rocks.”
To hear more from Stewart, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.