Kevin Lee Devastated After Charles Oliveira Defeat-Will Not Fight For A Few Years Now

Published 03/15/2020, 8:05 AM EDT


Kevin Lee, the former interim lightweight title challenger went up against Charles Oliveira at the main event of UFC Brasilia.

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Kevin Lee walked in with an insane amount of confidence. He had just handed Gregor Gillespie the first loss of his career. He knocked him out with a brutal head kick at UFC 244. And coming off that he was riding on a high.

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‘The Motown Phenom’ despite all this, unfortunately, missed weight by 2.5 Lbs. This incident left many wondering if the miscalculated weight cut will lead to issues in the fight itself. But the main event proved to be an absolute thriller of a fight.

Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira exchanged some blows and wild shots at each other. The fight also went to the mat and we saw some intense grappling. In round three Lee shot in for the takedown. This gave Charles the opportunity to get a hold on Lee’s neck and lock him in. The Brazilian submission ace quickly secured the hold and within seconds forced Kevin Lee into tapping out.

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This came as Lee’s third loss in his last 4 fights. The other two came against Rafael dos Anjos and Al Iaquinta. The only win was against the undefeated Gregor Gillespie.

Kevin Lee might not be a part of the scene for a while

Following his loss, Lee spoke to a media scrum in relation to him tapping out. He said,” I think lightweight is still my home. You know I just have to fine-tune some things. But I am going to take a long time. I kind of rushed into this fight. It will probably be a good minute before you all see me again. It will probably be a few years or so.”

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Kevin Lee is a great sportsman. Doesn’t go out finding excuses to blame his loss on. He owned up to his shortcomings. Blames no one but himself and that shows what a great sport he is. He might take a break for a few years off. Should he?

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