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Kevin Lee Discusses Possible Options at Welterweight and His Hope for a New Weight Class

April 22, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Speaking to reporters in a media scrum after his main event win at UFC Fight Night 128 (via MMAjunkie), UFC lightweight fighter Kevin Lee discussed his stoppage victory over Edson Barboza. Below are some highlights.

UFC Fight Night 128 was held last night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event was broadcast live on FS1. Prelims were shown on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. You can check out 411’s live results and coverage from the event RIGHT HERE.

Kevin Lee on if he’d consider welterweight: “It’s some options to be had at 170. Right now they (expletive) around with this whole interim title (between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington at UFC 225) and the top of that division is kind of muddy right now. It don’t really seem like there’s too much there right now. 155 is where I’ve been focusing. So many good fights. The best fighters at 155. I love a challenge. Yeah, 170 is there, maybe for the future, but right now I’ve got to get that gold around me. But (165) would probably entertain me a little bit more.”

Kevin Lee on taking some time to make some adjustments and his hope for a 165-pound weight class: “I’m going to sit back, I’m going to make some adjustment. I’m going to take some time. I would love a 165 weight class. I’ve been calling for it for a long time. I wish more guys would call for it. A ’65 weight class definitely needs to be made. I still feel like that’s where I’ll truly shine, you’ll see the best version of me. But in the meantime I’ll make my adjustments, and we’ll see how this whole thing works.”