Kevin Lee Not a Fan of BMF Title
Detroit is a US city full of blue-collar workers with charisma, flair, and ‘no-nonsense’ attitudes. Additionally, one will find that a common trait throughout Detroiters is the act of keeping it real. Simply put, if it’s fake, it’s not going to impress them. In fact, they’ll bash it. That’s why its no surprise that Detroit native Kevin Lee is not a fan of the ‘BMF’ title on the line at UFC 244.
Recently, speculation of Lee’s return to the octagon surfaced on social media. Ironically, the return is set on happening the same day in which the ‘BMF’ title is on the line.
Lee Calls BMF Title a “Little Boys Title”
Lee is rumored to take on Gregor Gillespie on the very card in which Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will fight for the freshly made ‘BMF’ belt. However, Lee spoke to MMA Junkie and revealed his exact feelings on the made-up title.
The conversation initiated when reporter Mike Bohn asked Kevin Lee what prompted him to make his return back to the lightweight division.
“It was a lot of factors,” said Lee. “Lightweight was starting to get a lot more momentum going, especially after the way Khabib (Nurmagomedov) beat Dustin (Poirier) the way that he did, and there are so many moving parts.”
Lee continued, “Welterweight has kind of gotten a little stagnant. They’re doing this new title now that Masvidal and Diaz are fighting for. It’s kind of a little boy’s title.”
Advocating For a 165lb Division
Lee finished with a push for a 165lb division. A division in which he’s been promoting ever since trying to make a deal with Rafael dos Anjos that both fighters would show up at 165 pounds when they fought in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 9.
“They should have made a 165-pound title if they’re going to make another one,” Lee said. “I mean, I hate to beat a dead horse like that, but because there was so little movement up there (welterweight), and my body naturally just wanted to go back down to 155, so I feel like this is the right move to do,” finished Lee.
Jorge Masvidal, who is fighting Nate Diaz for the ‘BMF’ title saw Lee’s words. Obviously, Masvidal responded with a message of his own.
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) October 2, 2019
“I don’t usually address my haters but for this IG influencer who couldn’t cut it SHUT THE F**K UP. Don’t like it? Come see me,” typed Masvidal.
Tensions Rising at UFC 244
It’ll be interesting to see if the pair begin a new beef from their statements about each other. Especially because both men will be in the same building competing on November 2nd at UFC 244 in New York City. There’s plenty of time to see how they react towards each other leading up to the event.
UFC 244 just added a brand new layer of excitement.