Edson Barboza Warns Kevin Lee, Says Rising LW “Will Learn Things the Hard Way”
By FCF Staff
Recently Kevin Lee referred to Edson Barboza as one of the lightweight’s whose “already down the hill”, and now the latter’s responded.
Lee reportedly made the comment following his controversial, submission win over Michael Chiesa, which took place at UFC Fight Night 112 last weekend. Since then, Barboza spoke to MMA Fighting, and the vaunted striker had this to say about Lee’s comments:
“Honestly, I didn’t (hear that),” Barboza said, “but he’s just another kid coming up, new blood, who thinks he has style, but he will learn things the hard way, getting beat up in the cage. He will calm down soon.”
“(Lee) only fought one guy in the top 15,” Barboza added. “Like Ferguson said, he wasn’t tested that much yet. I’m the No. 4 in the ranking, so I think he should… I don’t think anything, actually. I want to fight someone ahead of me. But if that doesn’t happen I’d fight him, no problem.”
Barboza is currently riding a three fight winning streak, while Lee has won five in a row and is ranked #7.