Kevin Lee believes he can defeat Conor McGregor and prove to the world that he’s only human.
“The Motown Phenom” is set to take on Tony Ferguson inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout will be contested for the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. The match-up goes down on Oct. 7 at UFC 216.
Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Lee said he anticipates McGregor to return to the Octagon once he finishes his bout with Floyd Mayweather:
“I take him as a man of his word and as a competitor. If I’m judging him as a competitor, he’s got to come back out to … You know, he’s fighting dudes old enough to be my pops, that’s coming off two years of retirement. Come back and fight a young, hungry champion.”
He then said he’ll show the world that “Notorious” is just a man.
“Then we’ll really see if you’re worthy of what some of these casual fans down there really think of them. Because you’ve got so many people – he’s transcended the sport a little bit. So many people think the man is a God or something. It doesn’t make sense to me. So I’ll come back, and I’ll show them he’s a real human.”