Kevin Lee saw Conor McGregor become the UFC Lightweight Title when he defeated Eddie Alvarez by second round TKO. Lee, while saying that McGregor had a great game plan to win the title, is claiming that Alvarez embarrassed the lightweight division with the loss.
“It’s definitely frustrating,” Lee told MMA Junkie. “I was frustrated as hell the night of the fight. Eddie embarrassed the entire division. I don’t understand why he could come out with a game plan like that. Conor’s shown that he don’t get emotional in there. He makes these guys get emotional and I don’t understand, it’s not an emotional game. You can’t get sucked into that. To lead with a power strike every time against – Conor’s got great timing, he’s got great movement. You got to come up with a good game plan to beat him and Eddie just embarrassed the entire division.”
In fact, Lee was so embarrassed by the situation that he threatened to get physical with the former champion if they ever meet in person.
“I was embarrassed for him,” Lee said. “If I ever see Eddie I’ll slap the hell out of him. It was embarrassing and it embarrassed us all. I’m 100 percent confident I’m going to get that chance. We’re just bigger men up here. (McGregor) ran into a good one in Eddie. Eddie came out like an idiot. He’s supposed to fight good against guys like that.”
Lee competes at UFC Fight Night 99, which takes place on Saturday, November 19 from the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland with Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall headlining.