Kevin Lee Says Conor McGregor Should Fight Him if He’s a “Competitor at Heart”
By FCF Staff
Following Kevin Lee’s vicious, knockout win at UFC 244, the lightweight is hoping to secure a bout with Conor McGregor next. But, “The Motown Phenom” believes certain stakeholders will go out of their way to make sure the fight doesn’t happen.
Since Lee KO’d Gregor Gillespie with a head kick earlier this month, the 27-year-old spoke with MMA Fighting. While discussing his hopes for his next fight, Lee said this:
“They’re still trying to find an opponent for Conor McGregor on Jan. 18,” Lee said. “I know they’re talking about “Cowboy” [Donald Cerrone], but there’s no contract signed there. If he’s a little bit like me, if he’s a competitor at his heart, then he’s going to want to take on the tough wrestler. He should if he wants to get back to Khabib [Nurmagomedov] and really wants to get back into title contention. That fight would make sense.
“It’s not going to happen. I’ll be real. It’s not going to happen. They’re not going to let me within 10 feet of that man, but these are the things that I kind of see.”
Prior to UFC 244, Lee (18-5) was coming off back-to-back losses to Al Iaquinta and Rafael dos Anjos. McGregor (21-4) hasn’t fought since last October, when he was submitted by champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.