Kevin Lee: Gregor Gillespie Is ‘Dumbest Fight’ I Could’ve Took

Kevin Lee will be dropping back down to lightweight at UFC 244 this November. The former interim 155-pound title challenger takes on highly-touted prospect Gregor Gillespie. Lee is on a two-fight losing streak, so the decision to fight a streaking prospect in Gillespie – who has looked extremely dominant – was questioned by most. Speaking […]

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Kevin Lee will be dropping back down to lightweight at UFC 244 this November. The former interim 155-pound title challenger takes on highly-touted prospect Gregor Gillespie.

Lee is on a two-fight losing streak, so the decision to fight a streaking prospect in Gillespie – who has looked extremely dominant – was questioned by most. Speaking with theScore, Lee admitted that the fight may not have been the smartest to take next. (H/T Bloody Elbow)

“To be honest with you, this is the dumbest fight I could’ve took,” Lee said. “A guy who’s incredibly tough, he can take a hell of a shot, he can keep coming forward, and he can make a fight really boring, he can make it really frustrating for you.

“And he’s got a hell of a gas tank, too. So, this is the most dangerous fight I could’ve took. It really don’t make much sense, but I love a challenge, I love doing sh-t like this.”

Lee heaped praise on Gillespie’s grappling ability, acknowledging he can’t let himself get taken down, as he likely won’t be able to get back up. Especially for a fight that’s only three rounds.

“Against a guy like Gregor, you can’t give up one round, you can’t give up one takedown,” Lee said. “I gotta be on my Ps and Qs the whole time. He gets a takedown, he’s somebody who’s just going to try to hold me down the whole time. And with a three rounder, he’s only gotta do that twice. It makes a fight very, very dangerous.”

Who do you think wins the scrap between Lee and Gillespie?

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Kevin Lee: Gillespie is the “Dumbest Fight I Could’ve Took”

Since it was announced that Kevin Lee will be facing Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244, some have questioned the decision-making of the Lee camp to accept the fight, with Lee coming off back-to-back losses and Gillespie being an undefeated phenom ranked bene…

Since it was announced that Kevin Lee will be facing Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244, some have questioned the decision-making of the Lee camp to accept the fight, with Lee coming off back-to-back losses and Gillespie being an undefeated phenom ranked beneath him. And as it turns out, Kevin Lee himself is one of those […]

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Jorge Masvidal Warns Kevin Lee After BMF Belt Criticism: Come See Me

Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will be fighting for the one-off Baddest Mother F*cker (BMF) Championship in the main event of UFC 244 in November. However, the introduction of the gimmick title has come with a lot of criticism. Add former welterweight and returning lightweight Kevin Lee to that list, who will compete on the […]

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Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will be fighting for the one-off Baddest Mother F*cker (BMF) Championship in the main event of UFC 244 in November.

However, the introduction of the gimmick title has come with a lot of criticism. Add former welterweight and returning lightweight Kevin Lee to that list, who will compete on the UFC 244 card at 155 pounds against the undefeated Gregor Gillespie. Speaking to MMA Junkie recently, Lee gave his thoughts on the BMF Championship Diaz and Masvidal will be fighting for.

“Welterweight has kind of gotten a little stagnant. They’re doing this new title now that Masvidal and Diaz are fighting for. It’s kind of a little boys title. They should have made a 165-pound title if they’re going to make another one,” Lee added.

“I mean, I hate to beat a dead horse like that, but because there was so little movement up there (welterweight), and my body naturally just wanted to go back down to 155, so I feel like this is the right move to do.”

Masvidal seems to have caught wind of Lee’s comments, taking to Twitter to respond to “The Motown Phenom,” warning him, “come see me.”

“I don’t usually address my haters but for this IG influencer who couldn’t cut it SHUT THE F**K UP. Don’t like it? Come see me #fruitloops

What do you make of Lee’s criticism of the BMC championship Masvidal and Diaz are fighting for?

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Kevin Lee: Jorge Masvidal And Nate Diaz Should Have Fought For 165-Pound Title

Kevin Lee is not a fan of the upcoming BMF title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. Masvidal and Diaz will compete in the main event of UFC 244 in November for the one-time belt. One of the reasons that fight was booked as the headliner was because of the welterweight division remaining stagnant, […]

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Kevin Lee is not a fan of the upcoming BMF title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz.

Masvidal and Diaz will compete in the main event of UFC 244 in November for the one-time belt. One of the reasons that fight was booked as the headliner was because of the welterweight division remaining stagnant, at least until Kamaru Usman’s fight with Colby Covington was recently booked.

That is also one of the reasons why Lee has opted to return to lightweight after an unsuccessful welterweight debut earlier this year:

“It was a lot of factors,” Lee told MMA Junkie. “Lightweight was starting to get a lot more momentum going, especially after the way Khabib (Nurmagomedov) beat Dustin (Poirier) the way that he did, and there’s so many moving parts.

“Welterweight has kind of gotten a little stagnant. They’re doing this new title now that Masvidal and Diaz are fighting for. It’s kind of a little boys title.”

165-Pound Title?

Lee has long been a campaigner for the UFC to introduce the 165-pound division. And he feels rather than a new BMF belt, Masvidal and Diaz should have competed for a 165-pound title instead and opened up a new division:

“They should have made a 165-pound title if they’re going to make another one,” Lee added. “I mean, I hate to beat a dead horse like that, but because there was so little movement up there (welterweight), and my body naturally just wanted to go back down to 155, so I feel like this is the right move to do.”

As for Lee, the “Motown Phenom” is reportedly set to face Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244. It will notably be his first proper fight under new head coach Firas Zahabi of Tristar.

“It was really to work with Firas Zahabi,” Lee said of his move to Tristar in Montreal. “I’ve been missing a head coach for a long time now, and I think that’s one of the biggest keys to me moving and getting to that next level. So I feel like I got the right guy now, and now it’s just time to show it.

“I’m really here to work with Firas (Zahabi), and I feel like his brain is already getting into me, and I’m feeling better as the days go.”

What do you make of Lee’s comments?

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Kevin Lee Finally Gives Props to Khabib; Still Wants to Fight Him

Kevin Lee has always been one of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s biggest critics, but after watching Khabib’s performance against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, even Lee had to tip his papakha to the lightweight champion and give credit where it’s due: “I got to be …

Kevin Lee has always been one of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s biggest critics, but after watching Khabib’s performance against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, even Lee had to tip his papakha to the lightweight champion and give credit where it’s due: “I got to be honest: If you asked me before the Poirier fight, I would have […]

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Kevin Lee Says Diaz & Masvidal Are Fighting For ‘Little Boys Title’

Count Kevin Lee as one of the detractors of the BMF championship. On Nov. 2, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will collide for the one-time-only BMF title. The welterweight bout is set to headline UFC 244 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Many…

Count Kevin Lee as one of the detractors of the BMF championship. On Nov. 2, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will collide for the one-time-only BMF title. The welterweight bout is set to headline UFC 244 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Many have shared their view on the creation of the BMF […]

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