The entire UFC lightweight division comprises some of the best fighters in the world. The division includes fighters like Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor, etc. Kevin Lee is an American professional mixed martial artist, who is also competing in the Lightweight division. The 11-6 UFC record holder is absent to recover properly from two ACL surgeries in 2020. The American hopes that Khabib Nurmagomedov will make a comeback, till then, let him rest.
Moreover, Kevin Lee last fought in March 2020 at UFC Fight Night 170. Post the 28-years-old’s last match, things have changed in the lightweight division during his absence from the sport.
The Eagle announcing his retirement
During Kevin’s absence, the UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov proclaimed his retirement post his fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC254. Moreover, Conor McGregor had an unsuccessful return to MMA; Poirier defeated McGregor in a rematch. Michael Chandler picked up a first-round knockout in his UFC debut.
Further, the 28-year-old American hopes to step inside the octagon again this summer against Tony Ferguson. In addition, the fighter also presented his views on events of Khabib’s retirement. According to Kevin Lee, UFC should let the man retire. Let him retire and enjoy himself a bit. It will be great for Khabib if he takes his mind off the sport and it will be better if the game misses him too, Khabib’s absence must be felt. And when the Russian makes his return, it will be a bigger fight, one that Khabib was looking for as a final retirement fight. Kevin Lee believes that the Russian will make a return, but first, let the man take some time.
“(Nurmagomedov’s retirement) adds a lot to the game, that’s for sure. It makes it exciting. It makes it a little more fun, and I think overall it’s going to end up being better. I think he’ll sell more pay-per-views when he does come back. –Kevin Lee. (via http://mmajunkie.usatoday.com)
Furthermore, the 28-year-old fighter added, that he believes overall it is just going to be better. The division must move on with its amazing contenders. Also, making a statement to crown the next champ, handing him over the belt, and talk about the Russian later.
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