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UFC’s Derrick Lewis aids people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston

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Derrick Lewis is lending a hand to his fellow Houston residents.

In wake of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to Texas in the past few days, the UFC heavyweight has gone out of his way to help people in need. On Monday, the 32-year-old Lewis posted a couple of videos on his Twitter account, showing a glimpse of the devastation in his area as well as the help he’s been able to offer.

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani was able to catch up with Lewis briefly during Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour.

“My family is good, my neighborhood is dry, I mean, it’s raining but there is no flood or anyhting like that,” Lewis told Helwani. “But outside of my neighborhood, everyone is going through a tough time, right now, I’m waiting for an elderly couple to get on the back of my truck as we speak.”

Before stepping away to continue helping people affected by the storm, Lewis said that he’s seen places flooded with up to four feet of water and that everyone is just trying to stay dry:

“I’ve seen just a bout everything, everyone out here is just trying to get somewhere that’s safe and dry.”

Lewis is currenty scheduled to fight former champion Fabricio Werdum on Oct. 7 at UFC 216, which is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Below are the posts Lewis shared on his Twitter account:

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