Outspoken lightweight Kevin Lee believes that if Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov were to ever fight inside the Octagon, it would be the Irishman, not the Russian raising his hand.
Although for that fight to happen in the near future, Nurmagomedov will have to get past one of the most dangerous men in the division in Ultimate Fighting Championship interim lightweight ace in Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 on April 7.
Lee fought Ferguson at UFC 216 back in October last year and was outclassed, eventually succumbing to a triangle choke in the third round.
Lee recently spoke to MMA NYTT on the matchup and why he believes that “The Notorious” would find success against “The Eagle.”
“Yeah, I think Conor would get him, and it would blow people’s minds, and it would blow him out of proportion, they would think Conor’s just some fu--ing magical god or some whatever, because people are stupid anyway. But, in the real of what it is, Khabib is very hittable. He has a lot of holes in his game, and he doesn’t seem to be patching those holes. You know what I mean? He doesn’t fight very often, you barely get to see him, but the same Khabib that showed up against Edson was the same one that showed up against RDA like six years ago. There’s just no evolution in the man’s game, so… if they were to fight, honestly, I would probably lean towards McGregor. But first, Khabib has to get through Tony.”