Lee wants his shot at the welterweight title.
Kevin Lee will be fighting this Saturday against Rafael dos Anjos in a UFC bout on ESPN+. While the UFC fighter is focused on his next opponent, Lee is already thinking about who he wants to go at next. For the last year or so, Lee has been trying to secure a fight with either Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov, although nothing has gotten done. It appears as though Lee has changed his tune when it comes to who he wants to fight next as he doesn’t believe McGregor is the draw he used to be. As he told TMZ, he’d much rather fight welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.
“He might not bring the attention and the money,” Lee said of Usman “But, as a competitor, he’ll bring a lot more. Seeing what he did to Tyron Woodley, that’s kind of adding a little bit to me.”
If Lee wants any shot at Usman, he’ll have to win his fight against dos Anjos which still won’t guarantee him a shot at the title. As Lee explained though, if and when he gets his shot at Usman, he would be open to fighting McGregor afterward should he win that bout.
McGregor was most recently seen in his native Ireland where he has been training hard in the gym for his potential next fight. Perhaps Lee might want to reconsider that smoke.