Kevin Lee Says he Didn’t Know Where he Was Following UFC 216 Weight Cut

Kevin Lee
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Kevin Lee has detailed his UFC 216 weight cut.

Lee fell short in his bid to capture the interim UFC lightweight title. He was submitted by Tony Ferguson inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The Motown Phenom” came into the bout with a staph infection that is believed to be partially due to his weight cut.

During a recent appearance on Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome” podcast, Lee talked about his weight cut (via MMAFighting.com):

“That last hour that I had to cut that extra pound, I don’t even know how I got it off. I don’t know where I was. Your mind just doesn’t want to work when you’re in those kind of states. . . Like I said, I don’t even remember much. I don’t really know. I was kind of out of it and I just left it up to my coaches and they got the job done. Once I actually made the weight, as soon as I sat down I was more exhausted than I – I don’t think I’ve ever really felt like that in my life. I was carrying the stress of the whole event too so it was a lot.”