Kevin Lee: Michael Chandler Is Not A Top Contender At Lightweight

Kevin Lee is giving credit to Michael Chandler as an opportunist but not so much as an elite fighter in the UFC’s lightweight division. Michael Chandler’s UFC debut could not have gone better. After establishing his name as a champion and top competito…

Kevin Lee is giving credit to Michael Chandler as an opportunist but not so much as an elite fighter in the UFC’s lightweight division. Michael Chandler’s UFC debut could not have gone better. After establishing his name as a champion and top competitor at Bellator for years, Chandler finally made the move to the UFC […]

Kevin Lee Targets Return Against Tony Ferguson

Kevin Lee is looking to run things back with Tony Ferguson. After Lee suffered a submission loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC Brasilia, he said he wanted to take some time off. Although the goal was to still train, he ended up tearing both his knees and …

Kevin Lee is looking to run things back with Tony Ferguson. After Lee suffered a submission loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC Brasilia, he said he wanted to take some time off. Although the goal was to still train, he ended up tearing both his knees and needing double knee surgery. He was forced to […]

Kevin Lee: McGregor Loss Rose His Stock & Now Means I Can Fight Him

UFC lightweight Kevin Lee believes that Conor McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 was great for everyone, including McGregor and himself. Dustin Poirier entered the Octagon at UFC 257 as nearly a 3 to 1 underdog to defeat Conor McGregor in the…

UFC lightweight Kevin Lee believes that Conor McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 was great for everyone, including McGregor and himself. Dustin Poirier entered the Octagon at UFC 257 as nearly a 3 to 1 underdog to defeat Conor McGregor in the night’s main event. He left as a man who upset the […]

Kevin Lee Believes Summer Fight With Tony Ferguson Makes Sense

Lee FergusonKevin Lee believes a rematch with Tony Ferguson makes sense for both fighters. Lee is coming off a third-round submission defeat to Charles Oliveira in March last year. Ferguson, meanwhile, is also coming off a loss to Oliveira as he was outpointed by the Brazilian in December which followed a TKO defeat to Justin Gaethje […]

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Kevin Lee believes a rematch with Tony Ferguson makes sense for both fighters.

Lee is coming off a third-round submission defeat to Charles Oliveira in March last year. Ferguson, meanwhile, is also coming off a loss to Oliveira as he was outpointed by the Brazilian in December which followed a TKO defeat to Justin Gaethje in May.

Of course, both Ferguson and Lee fought each other back in October 2017 for the interim lightweight title that saw the former come out on top.

And just over three years on, Lee — who is currently recovering from two surgeries — is looking to run things back again in the summer.

“That’s what they do in boxing – you ease your way back in. But the way I’m feeling, I don’t think it’s necessary,” Lee told MMA Junkie. “I’m going to fight Tony Ferguson. I think that fight makes sense from all angles. I don’t see anybody else that’s out there for him to fight.

“It just makes sense and it puts us back where it should be. A fight with me and him is going to kind of show one of us has to win, one of us is going to have to leave. So that’s a fight that interests me this summer. We’ll see what he talking about on his end, but he’s No. 1 in my book.”

It should be noted that Lee is currently No. 12 in the lightweight rankings while Ferguson is still No. 5.

It wouldn’t make sense for Ferguson to fight someone that low in the rankings as he will undoubtedly be looking to fight someone else in the top six at the very least.

However, crazier things have happened in the past.

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Across the MMA Universe: How WNBA Star Kelsey Plum Became a UFC Matchmaker

Welcome back to Across the MMA Universe. P ublishing every Friday morning, this column will scour the sport’s landscape, preview upcoming cards, tell interesting stories and put some shine on the fighters and topics we think may have it coming…

Welcome back to Across the MMA Universe. P ublishing every Friday morning, this column will scour the sport’s landscape, preview upcoming cards, tell interesting stories and put some shine on the fighters and topics we think may have it coming…

Kevin Lee: Khabib Will Return From Retirement To Fight Me

Kevin Lee remains confident that he and Khabib Nurmagomedov will meet in the Octagon down the line. For years, Kevin Lee has been calling out Khabib Nurmagomedov for a fight, even when no one else seemed to want anything to do with the undefeated Dages…

Kevin Lee remains confident that he and Khabib Nurmagomedov will meet in the Octagon down the line. For years, Kevin Lee has been calling out Khabib Nurmagomedov for a fight, even when no one else seemed to want anything to do with the undefeated Dagestani. But as Nurmagomedov kept winning all the way to UFC […]

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