The fighter, who felt that he won the first three rounds of the encounter, feels embarrassed by this latest defeat.
“Devastated, embarrassed,” Lee told MMA Junkie. “This sport sometimes has the lowest of lows, and it really don’t feel lower than now, but I’ll be all right. I might not get another shot at Al, but I’ve fought a lot of great fighters in my career, and he’s definitely up there amongst them. We’ll see once everything gets settled down.”
Lee has won just one of his last three in the UFC, but holds an overall record of 10-4-0 in the promotion.
This latest defeat has prompted Lee to consider moving up a weight class to welterweight.
“It might be time for me to make that change,” Lee said. “I knew it about a year ago, but I’m a real stubborn son of a (expletive), so I’m just going to try to make as many adjustments as I can and make it as clean as I can, but it still is very rough for me to get down to this weight. Maybe now it’s time to just go up and look at other options. I think I can compete very, very well at 170 and be fast in and out of the pocket, too. I don’t know. We’ll see as I kind of get healed up and everything.”
There is no word yet on when Lee would make his potential welterweight division debut, but the fighter would enter a division currently ruled by Tyron Woodley.