‘I’m Gonna Fight Tony Ferguson’- UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee Opens Up on His Octagon Return

February 23, 2021 5:16 pm

Kevin Lee is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently fighting in the UFC Lightweight division. Lee suffered from serious knee injuries and underwent surgeries last year and is currently on a break from the Octagon.

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Kevin Lee discussed his return to the Octagon this summer as he hopes to get a rematch with Tony Ferguson. He mentioned this in the interview saying,

“I’m wanna fight Tony Ferguson. I think that fight makes a whole lot of sense from all angles. I don’t really see nobody else out there for him to fight and it just makes sense and it’ll put us back where we should be and a fight with me and him is gonna kind of show like one of us is gonna have to win one of us gonna have to leave so that that’s a fight that really interests me in this summer.”

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – June 25: Kevin Lee celebrates after his submission victory over Michael Chiesa in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 25, 2017, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

These two former Grand Valley State University wrestlers faced each other in the octagon at UFC 216. But Kevin Lee aka “The Motown Phenom” lost to the “El Cucuy” via submission (triangle choke). Since then, Kevin Lee has wanted to get his redemption and is waiting to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible.

A look back at Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson’s careers

Tony Ferguson is an American lightweight division mixed martial artist who carries a lot of experience. The moment he steps into the octagon, he is a fighter with mental toughness and discipline. He holds a very good record of 25-5 in his MMA career.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Tony Ferguson of the United States prepares to fight Justin Gaethje of the United States prior to their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, 28-year-old Kevin Lee, who holds a record of 18-6, is also an American professional mixed martial artist. “The Motown Phenom” is a young and promising fighter for sure. He also has a good number of excellent wins on his record sheet. And while it’s been a tough few months for Lee, he is looking to come back stronger this year.

Do you think Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson deserve another shot in the Octagon?

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Joel John

Joel John is an MMA author at EssentiallySports and is based in Bangalore. His love for UFC started after Khabib Nurmagomedov entered the promotion and took down some legends. He is also a die-hard fan of Lewis Hamilton. Joel is a musician who can play 6 different instruments. He is a writer by day and a musician by night.

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