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UFC News: Kevin Lee reveals whom he would like to face next in the Octagon

Soumik Datta
158   //    22 Feb 2018, 00:06 IST

Kevin Lee has moved on from a possible fight against Nate Diaz
Kevin Lee has moved on from a possible fight against Nate Diaz

What's the story?

It looks like UFC’s up and coming Lightweight fighter Kevin Lee has finally given up on a possible fight against Nate Diaz and now rather wants a bout against 32-year-old Brazilian fighter Edson Barboza.

In case you didn’t know…

Currently ranked at No.7 in UFC’s official Lightweight rankings, 'The Mowton Phenom' Kevin Lee is currently labeled as one of the top prospects in the already stacked Lightweight Division.

Lee made his UFC debut at UFC 169 against Al Iaquinta but did not get off to the best of starts as he suffered a loss in his first fight for the promotion. However, Lee has since then defeated the likes of Michael Chiesa, Jake Matthews, Efrain Escudero and more.

The heart of the matter

While recently speaking with Cage Side Submissions, Kevin Lee said that he has no idea on how the MMA fans jumped on the Nate Diaz bandwagon so hard considering the fact that the Stockton native does not want to compete in a fight in the UFC, which is the eventual bottom line at the end of the day.

“If a man doesn’t want to fight, I’m not a bully. I’m not going to keep berating him and going at him.”- Lee stated.

With the Nate Diaz fight currently out of contention, Kevin Lee is apparently looking to pick up a fight against Brazilian star Edson Barboza. 'The Mowton Phenom' believes that a potential bout against Barboza is a great fight and a really good matchup.

However, Lee also remains confident of the fact that he is going to defeat Barboza harder than Khabib Nurmagomedov did.

What’s next?

Kevin Lee’s last fight in the Octagon was against Tony Ferguson for the UFC Interim Lightweight Title, which Ferguson eventually won.

However, ever since his loss to 'El Cucuy', Lee is determined to make a comeback to the Octagon and it looks like his next fight might be against Barboza of all people if the UFC management decides to go ahead with it.

Author’s Take

I believe a fight between Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza is going to be an intriguing fight and action filled contest.

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