Kevin Lee continues to turns heads throughout MMA, not only due to what he’s showcased in the Octagon, but because of his talents on the mic as well.
“The Motown Phenom” has been tapped to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 216 for the interim lightweight title, as a result of five fight winning streak. Since Lee signed with the UFC back in 2014, he’s gone 9-2. That’s not too shabby, especially when you consider that Lee’s just 24 year’s old. That’s right.
If you’ve been following Lee, then you also know he’s not shy about sharing his thoughts, and he’s not short on confidence either. Case in point, in a recent interview that went up on UFC.com, Lee had this to say, while discussing Ferguson and the champ, Conor McGregor.
“A lot of these dudes at the top have been watching me for a long time,” said Lee. “Tony’s been a fan of mine for a long time, and he should have caught me when I was young. And I say the same thing about (current 155-pound champion) Conor (McGregor) because Conor keeps letting me get this experience.”
“Each fight is more experience, and that’s what creates a championship level fighter,” he added. “It’s not just can you punch, can you kick? Because there are so many guys in the world that can do those things. It’s can you do them when it matters, when the lights are on, when all the pressure’s on? I’m getting experience in there. That’s a dangerous combination when you can combine youth, athleticism, speed, technique, and then you put experience on top of that.”
Yup. When you consider how young Lee is, and that he hasn’t even entered his prime years, it’s going to be very interesting to see what the future holds for him. Even if Ferguson defeats Lee on October 7th, chances are Lee’s going to remain in the title shot mix over the coming years.
UFC 216 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.