Kevin Lee is a few months away from facing Tony Ferguson for the vacant UFC Interim Lightweight Title in the main event of UFC 216.
When it comes to this weekends super fight between UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, the title challenger says that Mayweather may be underestimating McGregor.
“I don’t know how well Floyd’s preparing, I don’t see any sparring partners (he’s training with),” Lee told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I don’t know; I’m just not liking the approach to his training camp. So, it’ making me a little uneasy about betting the house on Floyd. Floyd can’t underestimate Conor, whatsoever, and he might be doing that. It might a little underestimation of the style, and if you do, you’re gonna get caught, and you’re gonna get clipped, especially with eight-ounce gloves.”
Interestingly enough, if Lee gets past Ferguson at UFC 216, then he would face McGregor in a title unification match down the line.
Even though Lee feels that Mayweather is underestimating his opponent, the UFC star feels that Mayweather has the better punching power.
“People think it will make Conor hit harder,” Lee said. “I think that’s a big misconception that Conor hits harder than Floyd, he doesn’t at all. I’ve seen Floyd hit the bag, I’ve seen Conor hit the bag, Floyd definitely hits harder.”
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.