Kevin Lee Eyes UFC Return After Brief Retirement

I will be in the best shape of my life

Former UFC title challenger Kevin Lee is eyeing a return to the octagon. After announcing his retirement following a submission loss to Rinat Fakhretdinov at UFC Vegas 76 last year, Kevin Lee is now hinting at a comeback. Despite a six-month hiatus from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Lee expressed his longing for the sport and his determination to return in peak condition.

His tenure with the UFC was marked by notable fights, including a match for the interim title against Tony Ferguson in 2016, which he lost via submission in the third round. Post-UFC, Lee had a stint with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC, securing a win against UFC veteran Diego Sanchez.


“I will come back. I will compete in MMA again. I don’t know when, where, or against whom, but I will cut weight and get in shape. I will be in the best shape of my life, that’s where my focus is right now. It’s been 6 months since I retired, and I miss the sport,” Lee wrote on X.

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