Last week was pretty turbulent for UFC 223, as Conor McGregor with his members of entourage stormed the Barclays Center UFC 223 media day festivities, throwing dollies at a bus full of UFC fighters, which ended up removing three fights from the event. However, many from MMA world were unhappy with his antics including, UFC president Dana White was apparently disappointed said if “Notorious” was on drugs.
UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee who meets Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Fight Night 128 on April 21, 2018, is on the same bandwagon and has some harsh words on Conor Mcgregor’s alleged bus attack.
The Motown Phenom” was asked about the incident during a media scrum in Las Vegas, Lee put some blame on media for giving him some idiotic attention:
“I think you do have to blame some of the media for blowing the dude’s head up, and he just feel like his (expletive) don’t stink,” Lee told MMAjunkie. “I think a lot of what you see is frustration. I think he knows he ain’t been the champ for a while. He don’t know what else to do. He’s acting like a child. It’s retarded. I ain’t going to give that cokehead too much press.”
“That’s just the fight game,” Lee said. “What Khabib did I didn’t feel was disrespectful. I didn’t see nothing out of line. And if it was out of line that’s not the way to go about it. I think Conor, he wants to be this gangster, he wants to be this thug, but he ain’t really from there. If it’s me, I got in this game to get away from that, to get away from having to do (expletive) like it. It seems like he is trying to get there and then he’s going back to where I came from it. It’s backwards to me. It don’t really make sense.
“You can tell the man don’t know what he’s doing, because when you have that type of money, you ain’t supposed to throw (expletive). You supposed to be out somewhere holding up a newspaper in front of cameras: ‘I ain’t nowhere near the scene. But somebody will get touched.’ That whole situation is laughable. It’s laughable to someone like me, and I hate giving it press really.”
After blasting McGregor, Lee says he wishes nothing but the best for “Notorious” because, at the end of the day, he would like a chance to lock horn with him.
“It’s dangerous to start drinking that Kool-Aid in all senses of it,” Lee said. “In the fight sense, I think the man knows he’s not the real champ. He doesn’t stack up well against us big three. You’ve got Khabib, you’ve got Tony (Ferguson), and you’ve got me. He’s going to lose to all three of us. So there’s that frustration. Then the man, he’s not a real gangster.
Yeah, he might have grew up poor, but they working class. They ain’t really street people. He want to be from the streets so bad, that’s dangerous. It’s dangerous to play around with that. I know it just cause I’ve seen it, and I know people that are real in it. You play around with them folks, you can’t do that for too long. They don’t give a (expletive) about your money. I know a lot of dudes that don’t.
“We’ll see how it shakes out. I wish him nothing but the best. I hope nothing bad on the man. I wish him the best. I wish he can turn it around, and I’m looking to make some money with him. There’s some fights to be made.”
Kevin Lee’ five-win streak snapped when he came up short against Tony Ferguson last October.
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