UFC lightweight Kevin Lee might not be too pleased with Bellator CEO Scott Coker’s answer following his release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Kevin Lee was released from the promotion on November 30th after the fighter made 18 appearances under the company’s banner. The fighter has fought some of the top guys in the division and ended his career in the UFC with a loss. Lee’s last fight was in the welterweight division against Daniel Rodriguez where he lost via unanimous decision.
Lee has fought the likes of current champion Charles Oliveira, Rafael Dos Anjos, Al Iaquinta, Edson Barboza, Tony Ferguson, and others. Despite all these amazing fights, Bellator still may not have its doors open for the “Motown Phenom”. Scott Coker has politely declined the option of signing the Detroit fighter in a recent interview.
Bellator CEO happy with his current roster
In the recent post-fight press conference after the latest event headlined by Sergio Pettis vs Kyoji Horiguchi, Bellator’s boss said, “We only have so many slots and right now, we are really happy with our roster.” Lee has a professional record of 18-7 and is one of his last five outings.
Thought Scott might not have any slots left for Kevin, the former UFC fighter’s younger brother Keith Lee fights under Scott’s promotion and fights in the bantamweight division. Kevin still wants to get back to fighting after his 6-month ban from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Despite his release, Lee is confident to prove the UFC wrong for letting him go. “First I was shocked a bit. I didn’t really understand what was going on. I got three different offers….we are doing a bit of negotiating,” said the Detroit fighter following his release. Where do you think Kevin will fight next?