Black MMA fighter saves Houston flood victims, including man who insisted he save his Confederate flag news Derrick Lewis MMA

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Houston UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis has been doing his part to help those that have been affected by the floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey, going into Houston to rescue people and their treasured belongings.

Lewis even rescued a man who insisted on saving his Confederate flag, according to MMA Junkie.

“I picked up one guy and his family, his wife – he just kept apologizing to me, because all he really had was his clothes, and he wanted to take his Confederate flag,” Lewis said. “He wanted to take that with him, and he just apologized and said, ‘Man, I’ll sit in the back of your truck, man. I don’t want to have my flag inside of your truck like this.’ I said, ‘Man, I’m not worried about that.’

“He’s saying, ‘You never know if you ever need someone, so …’ – I already knew where he was going with it. I just said, ‘Don’t even worry about it. It’s OK. I don’t care about that.’ His wife kept hitting him and saying, ‘You should have just left it.’”

Lewis, who has posted a few videos to social media of himself and those who have been rescued as well as the work being done, said that he wasn’t too bothered, since he was focused on simply helping people.

“I don’t care about that,” he said. “I live in Texas. It ain’t nothing new. I’ve been living in the South all my life, and it ain’t nothing I hadn’t seen before or discussed about. I don’t care about that type of stuff. I just wanted to help him.”