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Global Politics – Kevin Lee expects distinguished fight, but ‘he’s gonna accept bloody’

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Kevin Lee (18-6) is making his return to the octagon this weekend.

The stale interval in-between lightweight title challenger returns to welterweight at UFC Vegas 35, where he faces up and coming 170-pounder Daniel Rodriguez. Lee can be struggling with for the first time in over a Twelve months.

“The Motown Phenom” is 1-1 in his final two fights; every of which took region at 155 kilos. 

Lee starched Gregor Gillespie with a thunderous head kick KO at UFC 244 in Nov. 2019.

Then again, Lee experienced trouble when he suffered a defeat at the fingers of present UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira through submission in March 2020.

Lee has ventured into the welterweight division within the previous, shedding to high welterweight contender (at the time) Rafael Dos Anjos by submission in Could possibly 2019.

Talking with Submission Radio, Lee explained his reasoning for attempting to transfer help as a lot as 170.

“Sooner than, welterweight became once form of on this unfamiliar standstill when Tyron Woodley became once the champ, and all people form of performed politics so as to accept up there,” Lee acknowledged to Submission Radio. “But now that you just’ve obtained a serious competitor [in Kamaru Usman]; that gave me a limited bit little bit of motivation. And it became once the weightlifting. Coming off these surgeries, I did a large selection of weight training on my legs. And with that I educated greater body too, which I’ve never performed in my profession. I haven’t performed since I in actuality became once in college, 18-19 years inclined. 

“So, the weightlifting placed on the dimension as muscle, and after I in contrast it with a form of of us within the UFC, I spotted my numbers had been the staunch same as these forms of welterweights. And it became once true time for me to kill struggling with and lumber ahead and label that transfer.”

Why is Kevin Lee struggling with Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 35?

Lee then touched on his opponent, Daniel Rodriguez, and spoke of the quantity of amateur fights Rodriguez has along with the plethora of fights for the length of his time in detention center.

“He’s more difficult than any of the a form of fellows that I became once calling out. It true appears to be like to be my success of the scheme to true accept the merciless ones,” Lee acknowledged. “So, a man who had 200-something avenue fights, he says, after which a large selection of Muay Thai abilities on high of getting into into MMA. I don’t fail to see those issues. 

“When he talks about struggling with in detention center and all this, I don’t fail to see that. That’s true as associated to me as any individual who’s had 200 amateur boxing fights. I judge it’s even extra associated, on chronicle of it’s a avenue fight, it’s the rest goes. It’s extra savor MMA than boxing is.”

Lee additionally gave his select on how he saw the fight going.

“I see myself beating Rodriguez bell to bell, bell to bell every time, in every downside that we’re in. I beat him,” Lee acknowledged. “It’s going to be one hell of a fight. He’s gonna stand in there, he’s gonna accept bloody, he’s gonna select some shots. But after the first alternate, he’s going to cherish that there’s a form of ranges to this game, and he took a important step up. Hats off to him, but I cherish it and I’m taking house that test.”

Regardless of , this welterweight contest between Lee and Rodriguez have to be a appropriate one.

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