There are a number of losses Kevin Lee want to get again, however Tony Ferguson will not be one among them.
Lee (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) was submitted by Ferguson of their UFC interim light-weight title bout in 2017, the place he had Ferguson in some compromising positions earlier than getting tapped out by a triangle choke within the third spherical of the UFC 216 headliner. The loss was a tricky tablet to swallow on the time for Lee, who noticed a five-fight successful streak snapped and are available up brief in his bid for gold.
But with Ferguson’s present carer standing, Lee doesn’t suppose the battle could be aggressive. After a outstanding 12-fight unbeaten run, which included the submission of Lee, Ferguson (25-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) has suffered three straight lopsided losses, and Lee doubts the 37-year-old would put up a lot of a battle in the event that they have been to rematch.
“That was a fight that I was interested in up until I saw him just get dismantled by Charles Oliveira, especially on the ground,” Lee stated in an interview with James Lynch. “That one would kind of hurt my heart a little bit because I would beat him so bad that it would of take away from our first fight. That’s one – I would do it. Of course I would do it. Easy money is easy money at this point, but I think he’s too far gone, and I think he’s too far over the hill. I don’t like beating up on people that don’t put up a good fight.”
Lee has by no means shied away from a tricky battle. After lacking weight in a submission loss to present UFC light-weight champ Charles Oliveira, Lee is looking for new life by transferring as much as 170 kilos when he takes on surging contender Daniel Rodriguez (15-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 30 on Saturday.