Kevin Lee has been searching for a new place to train full-time and he has found it. After traveling to different camps, the welterweight has decided on TriStar gym in Montreal.
“I just got done doing this crazy seven-week tour of going around to different camps,” Lee said in his appearance on Submission Radio. “I went to LA, I went to Phoenix, I went to Denver, I went to Montreal. I’m back in Vegas now.”
Why he decided on TriStar is the fact that he can now learn under the legendary coach in Firas Zahabi. Which he says is important as he hasn’t had a coach to guide him since his old coach passed away.
“(I went) to try and find that guy out there, that somebody who would really speak to me. And to be honest, I feel like I did in Montreal with Tristar and Firas Zahabi,” Lee said. “Just having him and being around him and getting to pick his brain and his mind and seeing how it works. I feel like that’s what I’ve been missing. That’s what I’ve been missing a little bit ever since my coach Robert Follis passed. I haven’t had that guy to really guide me and show me the correct way of what to do. I’ve just been kind of trying to listen to myself and figure I got it enough.”
Another reason why he decided on TriStar is to train with Georges St-Pierre who is arguably the greatest fighter of all-time. The Canadian has said he will train with Kevin Lee during fight camps to prepare him, which he believes will only make him better.
“He understands it. We’re martial artists, we’re competitors,” Lee said. “If I’m not trying to push myself to the limit and I’m not trying to fight the best that’s out there, then I feel like he wouldn’t understand me as much. I think he’s got the same kind of fire in him.
“He’s going to train with me a lot. I feel like he’ll be another one of those great minds that I can kind of pick,” he added. “Seeing what makes him tick and what made him such a great champion. Those are the things that I think will boost me to the next level.”