Kevin Lee is Considering Move to 170, Following UFC 216
By FCF Staff
Kevin Lee has become one of the UFC’s top lightweight contenders, but following his loss to Tony Ferguson on Saturday, he’s revealed his days at 155 might be over.
Lee cut a large amount of weight last week, prior to his bout with Ferguson for the interim title, and he needed extra time to make the 155 limit. Following his submission loss to Ferguson at UFC 216, Lee had this to say about his future (quote via MMA Junkie):
“The weight cut was what it was,” Lee said. “I wasn’t going to let down the whole show, let down everybody. I was going to make the weight, even if I had to cut my foot off or something. It damn near killed me. I just had to do what I had to do. I got a job to do. I’m a professional. I’m going to come out here no matter how bad it hurts. … By the third round it just was too much for me.”
“I’m sitting here now at about 185 pounds, a little too big for the weight class now,” he added. “… It’s about time for me to go up.”
“The Motown Phenom” also revealed after his loss that he was battling a staph infection, leading up to UFC 216.