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Friday, Jun 07, 2019

UFC’s Kevin Lee Thinks Fighter Union is “Inevitable”

Kevin Lee (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Some have argued that a fighter union will never materialize, due to the individual nature of MMA, but UFC contender Kevin Lee clearly disagrees.

Recently the lightweight and welterweight fighter appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast. While discussing the possibility of a fighter union, Lee said this (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“I think it’s inevitable,” Lee said. “Eventually it’s gonna happen. I think it’s once the UFC – the UFC is gonna change a little bit, I feel like. It’s the same way I’m looking at the way Facebook has been doing stuff and all these other companies, these large private companies but they’re so big.

“The UFC is a sports organization but it’s so big now to where it’s damn near public. Once that kind of changes and once they open up the books and people really start to pay attention to it, then maybe somebody on the outside who is way smarter than anyone of us – because we’re fighting, we ain’t really worried about the legalities of it. I’m just signing a contract, I don’t really give a f*ck. But once somebody who is smarter kind of takes a look at it and sees what’s going on and how it is, then they’re gonna start up something. They have to. It’s kind of crazy.”

“Yeah. Honestly, I have no real complaints about it,” Lee added, while talking about his career. “I’m signing on the line, I know what I’m signing up for. Anytime I do and I say I’m gonna do something, I always make sure I hold up my end and I’m gonna do it. [The UFC has] afforded me so much to where my life is so much different than I thought it would be. I truly thought that everything would just look different. It provided a better life for my family. It’s just afforded me so much that any negatives on it, I can’t really . . . it’s just like grievances, almost.”

Lee (17-5) is coming off a fourth round, submission loss to Rafael dos Anjos last month. The 26-year-old has gone 2-3 in his last five fights.

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