UFC light-weight contender Kevin Lee says he needs to run it again with Tony Ferguson when he returns to the Octagon later this 12 months.
Lee has not competed since final March when he was submitted by Charles Oliveira in the principle occasion of the final UFC card earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic hit. He had double surgical procedure after the battle, and after lacking a full 12 months of motion, he’s ready to return to the Octagon in the coming months. And when he makes his return, he needs to rematch Ferguson.
Talking to SCMP’s Tom Taylor, Lee defined why he needs to battle Ferguson once more. The 2 beforehand met at UFC 216 in October 2017, with Ferguson ending Lee within the third spherical to seize the interim UFC light-weight title. 4 years later, and with Ferguson and Lee each struggling to get into the win column, there’s an opportunity we may even see the rematch.
“Us working it again makes an entire lot of sense from all standpoints, particularly if you take a look at the place this division is and the place it’s going. Certainly one of us goes to remain and one in every of us goes to go away. Tony Ferguson’s prime of the checklist – I don’t also have a shut second to be trustworthy with you,” Kevin Lee stated.
“The Motown Phenom” stated that he’s hoping to get again into the Octagon nearer to the summer time. Whereas a spot on the UFC’s annual July 4th weekend pay-per-view card sounds appetizing for Lee, he would even be keen on headlining his personal card in June. A five-round, non-title rematch towards Ferguson would make sense as a Struggle Night time major occasion.
“We’re form of teetering backwards and forwards on whether or not it’s June or July, however I feel this summer time sounds good. The UFC at all times places on a giant occasion round July 4, in order that first week of July would possibly work out completely. If not, perhaps June and I can (have) my very own card. All of it depends upon who the opponent is,” Lee stated.
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