Monday, October 3, 2022

Kevin Lee Names The Only Two Opponents He’d Return To LW For

Despite wanting to settle at 170lb, Kevin Lee has suggested that he may be interested in a lightweight return if one of two fights were to materialize.

Having some early success in the UFC lightweight division, Kevin Lee went 9-2 with the promotion before falling to a submission loss to Tony Ferguson in their title fight back at UFC 216.

Since then, the now 28-year-old has struggled with injuries and is currently 2-3 in his last five fights. “The Motown Phenom” will attempt to get back to winning ways when he meets short-notice fill-in, Daniel Rodriguez, at UFC Vegas 35.

Although he is yet to claim his first victory in the division, Lee is determined to make welterweight his home but insists a return to his former weight class is possible if the right fight opens up.

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Kevin Lee (Photo: Getty)

While in a recent interview with Submission Radio, Kevin Lee shared his thoughts on which fighters would tempt him into a return to lightweight.

“I’ll come back to fight Oliveira possibly. I feel like that’s one that we need to run back. I feel like there was a lot of factors in that fight that warrant a rematch, for sure. So Oliveira would be one that I would come back for.” Lee said.

Kevin Lee continued, claiming a fight against a returning Khabib would also be enough to lure him back down.

“And of course, Khabib would, too. I would go back down if Khabib was to come back and somehow win the title and talk about defending it or something like that. That’s always been somebody that I would challenge myself against.” Stated Lee. “But if Oliveira gets a couple more wins, for sure, I’ll come back against him.”

Will we see Kevin Lee compete in the lightweight division sometime in the future?

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