UFC lightweight fighter Kevin Lee appeared on MMA on SiriusXM on Thursday where the ‘MoTown Phenom’ had quite a bit to say about fellow competitor Justin Gaethje.
“If it’s going to be against Justin, I like easy money,” Lee said about a potential fight with Gaethje.
Gaethje had gone on The MMA Hour earlier in the week and described Lee as a “loudmouth.”
Lee’s retaliation of sorts against Gaethje continued.
“Justin likes to take a lot of damage. I like to give a lot of damage – it seems like a good match to me.
“I’m trying to look out for Justin’s health too. He needs some time too. The man has taken a lot of bad beatings over the last couple of months. I don’t think he wants another one right here, right now.
“If he does then so be it, but for now I’m just taking my time. I’m still young in the game. I got a long time to go. I want to make some necessary changes to my camp. I’ve just changed management too. There are going to be a lot of changes coming and I think people are going to be excited about it.”
When Lee will return to the UFC is still not certain as he is currently mourning the passing of his coach, Robert Follis. Lee last competed inside the UFC octagon in October at UFC 216, a loss to Tony Ferguson.
“I think the best thing about 155 is that there are so many options. The division is right open now. I don’t know, we’ll see.
“I’m taking some time, I’m changing up my whole style. I’m changing up my team around me. You know, there have been a lot of things happening, especially at the end of this last year, unfortunately, that I’ve had to make changes (for). But it’s a new me, it’s a new start, when I come back the folks are going to see a new me.”