UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee has been calling for the establishment of a 165-pound division for a while now. Recently, he decided to upgrade these demands.
“I think me and Georges for the 165lb title makes the most amount of sense,” Lee said in a recent interview. “You do Conor [McGregor] and Khabib [Nurmagomedov] in October, you do me and Georges in November, at Madison Square Garden.”
According to Lee, a fight with St-Pierre makes sense since “parallels” between them, like sharing the same management team and having trained together in the past “adds even more intrigue to the fight.”
“The Motown Phenom” has been struggling at 155-pounds, that he missed the mark in his most recent fight against Edson Barboza last April. He tipped the scales two pounds heavier, and ended up winning via fifth-round TKO.
Lee’s recent demands immediately drew attention. Right after it went on social media, fellow lightweight Al Iaquinta had something to say about it.
Can’t make 155 so instead of jumping in the 170 pool GUY thinks he deserves his own weight class and belt HA HA HA https://t.co/T9x3iHSJk1— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) June 23, 2018
Iaquinta himself is currently at odds with the UFC, particularly when company president Dana White announced the likely change in weigh-in time back to its original 4 pm schedule.