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Kevin Lee is ‘Embarrassed’ After UFC on FOX 31 Loss

December 16, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Kevin Lee spoke with reporters following his loss to Al Iaquinta at Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 31. Highlights are below, per MMAjunkie:

On his reaction to the loss: “Devastated, embarrassed. This sport sometimes has the lowest of lows, and it really don’t feel lower than now, but I’ll be all right. I might not get another shot at Al, but I’ve fought a lot of great fighters in my career, and he’s definitely up there amongst them. We’ll see once everything gets settled down.”

On being affected by doubts from their previous fight: “I think I let the mind games play into me a little bit, but honestly I can’t make no excuses. I had a great camp. It was a great cut. Everything felt on fire tonight. The first three rounds I thought for sure I had them. Then I just took my foot off the gas. Those are just tactical mistakes that a guy like me shouldn’t be making, and I couldn’t be more disappointed in myself for it.”

On his performance: “I know that I could’ve went a lot harder. In that Tony fight I gave everything I had until my body just couldn’t take it no more. In this fight I just entered the fight feeling good, and it’s just an awful feeling.”

On a possible move to welterweight: “It might be time for me to make that change. I knew it about a year ago, but I’m a real stubborn son of a (expletive), so I’m just going to try to make as many adjustments as I can and make it as clean as I can, but it still is very rough for me to get down to this weight. Maybe now it’s time to just go up and look at other options. I think I can compete very, very well at 170 and be fast in and out of the pocket, too. I don’t know. We’ll see as I kind of get healed up and everything.”