It wasn't premature for the referee to halt the fight in the middle of the second round, says the UFC heavyweight contender.
The creature known as the "Black Beast", was swiftly up and at the referee's mercy once the combat was called off.
Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), was likewise not a fan of the stoppage.
With wins against Marcelo Golm, Maurice Greene, Shamil Abdurakhimov, and now Lewis, Pavlovich has a perfect 4-1 record.
Pavlovich hasn't decided on a comeback date yet.