Kevin Lee has several defeats that he would like to rematch, but the failure in the fight with Tony Ferguson is not included in this list. Lee lost to suffocating Ferguson in 2017, when they fought for the interim title at UFC 216.
At the moment, Tony Ferguson has been defeated in his last three appearances, which is why many people write him off.
“That was a fight that I was interested in up until I saw him just get dismantled by Charles Oliveira, especially on the ground,” Kevin Lee said in an interview with James Lynch. “That one would kind of hurt my heart a little bit because I would beat him so bad that it would of take away from our first fight. That’s one – I would do it. Of course I would do it. Easy money is easy money at this point, but I think he’s too far gone, and I think he’s too far over the hill. I don’t like beating up on people that don’t put up a good fight.”
Kevin Lee has never shied away from a tough fight. After missing weight in a submission loss to current UFC lightweight champ Charles Oliveira, Lee is seeking new life by moving up to 170 pounds when he takes on surging contender Daniel Rodriguez (15-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 30 on Saturday.