Nurmagomedov sågar Kevin Lee: ”Slogs som en fegis”
Kevin Lee gjorde upp om lättviktens interim-bälte mot Tony Ferguson, en match han förlorade via submission i den tredje ronden efter en riktigt spännande match. En som dock inte imponerades av Lees insats mot Ferguson är topplättviktaren Khabib Nurmagomedov.
I ett nyligt avsnitt av The MMA Hour förklarar han att Lee ”slogs som en fegis” mot Ferguson:
“I think Ferguson won because Kevin Lee was fighting with him like chicken. That’s why he won. Lee talked too much. He was not focused on the fight; he was focused on, I think, promoting the fight. When the fight was beginning, first round, Lee beat Ferguson, and second round, Lee stayed with him in his distance, he ate a lot of jabs, and third round, he gave up, because he doesn’t have conditioning. That’s why.”
Nurmagomedov tror sig också ha kunnat presentera en betydligt svårare utmaning för ”El Cucuy”:
“Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee fought with him at his distance. That’s why these guys lost to him. But what happens if Ferguson fights a fighter like me, who all the time tries to take him down, smash him on the ground, and never, never stop? All my life, in my amateur career, professional 24 fights, I never tire. Never, ever. In training, amateur fights, and professional fights, I never get tired.”