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Thursday, Mar 01, 2018

Kevin Lee Makes Case For Why Conor McGregor Would Stop Khabib Nurmagomedov

Kevin Lee (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

No fighter has been able to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov to date in his MMA career, but Kevin Lee believes that will change, if he faces Conor McGregor.

Nurmagomedov is scheduled to fight interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson on April 7th. If the renowned grappler wins, he’ll move his pro-record to 26-0, and very likely lock up a bout with McGregor.

While speaking to MMA Mania recently, Lee was asked for his take on the theoretical fight, and the lightweight said this:

Yeah, I think Conor would get him, and it would blow people’s minds, and it would blow people’s minds, and it would blow him out of proportion, they would think Conor’s just some f—ing magical god or some whatever, because people are stupid anyway. But, in the real of what it is, Khabib is very hittable. He has a lot of holes in his game, and he doesn’t seem to be patching those holes. You know what I mean? He doesn’t fight very often, you barely get to see him, but the same Khabib that showed up against Edson was the same one that showed up against RDA like six years ago. There’s just no evolution in the man’s game, so… if they were to fight, honestly, I would probably lean towards McGregor. But first, Khabib has to get through Tony.

Lee, who was submitted by Ferguson in his last bout, is booked to fight Edson Barboza on April 21st.

posted by FCF Staff @ 9:00 am
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