A lot of people thought that Conor McGregor exceeded expectations in his fight with Floyd Mayweather, Kevin Lee thought the opposite according to his latest Submission Radio appearance. He’s about to fight Tony Ferguson in October at UFC 216, but he’s keeping McGregor on the backburner. He plans to go all “Rampage” on Ferguson and then fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, essentially trapping the UFC into only having him as an option for McGregor. After seeing the UFC lightweight champion lose to “little brother-sized” Mayweather, Kevin Lee thinks if he ever gets his red panty night, then it will be a cakewalk.
“I mean, let’s be honest, the man got walked down by a 40-year-old dude that weighs 150 pounds. I’ve stood next to Floyd Mayweather, he’s my little brother’s size and he’s a 125-pounder. I mean, he got backed up. I thought before the fight that it was going to be McGregor that was doing the stance switches and being able to fight out of both stances, and it turns out, like, the man can’t fight as well from orthodox as he says he can because it was Mayweather who was the one switching stances on him and hitting him with the southpaw jabs and straight lefts, you know, it was Mayweather that mixed it up a little bit more.”
“As far as his cardio, I mean, wrestling is the most tiring thing there is and he’s in there getting tired against a man who weighs 150 pounds. I’m a 185-pound behemoth. He talked about how he’s a gorilla. Ain’t no gorillas in Ireland. It’s nothing but sheep and fluffy grass. Like, I’m a real-life 185-pound gorilla. Once I get my hands on him, it’s just gonna wear him down. I’m so used to, I’ve been wrestling for so many years and for so long there’s no way he’s going to be able to keep that pace. He got tired just throwing punches, and the man started out as an amateur boxer. I would never, you would never see me in a wrestling match tired. It’s just what I do. So I mean, it’s just a different set of lungs.”
Whoa, tell us how you really feel Kevin Lee. Whether you believe Lee’s chances or not, it may be hard to get that fight with Conor McGregor. All signs seem to point that his first fight back is a lightweight title defense against Nate Diaz. After that? Who knows, but a dominant performance against Tony Ferguson could only help his chances to be next in line.
This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 8/31/2017.