Kevin Lee Wants The UFC To Create A 165 Pound Weight Class


Kevin Lee has spent the majority of his professional MMA career at lightweight, even once competing for the UFC Interim Lightweight Title at UFC 216.

Despite the success at lightweight, one thing Lee wants to see the UFC do is create a new weight class at 165 pounds.

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“They can go ahead and after this interim title fight, scrap [the division], and make a 175-pound division. The (interim) champ vs. Tyron Woodley at 175,” Lee said to Bloody Elbow. “And then they go ahead and make a 165 division. There’s already three, four titles floating around that area, anyway. Why not just add an extra weight class and crown someone else the champion? They’re making another title in the same weight division, so instead of just having three random titles, why not just have three weight classes with three rightful champions?”

The last weight class introduced by the UFC was the women’s flyweight division, which is currently ruled by Nicco Montano.

Lee believes the new weight class will come one day, but he has some other plans until that time comes.

“I think it’s bound to happen,” he said. “It’s already been approved; we’re just waiting on logistics. And in the mean time, I’m gonna still out there and do my job, make weight, and whoop ass.”

There has been no statement by the UFC since creating the women’s flyweight division about adding more weight classes to the promotion.

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