Justin Gaethje might be one of the nicest guys in the UFC but he sure does not have nice things to say about “Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee’s career.
Justin Gaethje is scheduled to fight Michael Chandler at UFC 268 in the Madison Square Garden. This fight is most likely to be a title eliminator for the lightweight championship. Justin is coming off a loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. Gaethje recently appeared on an episode of UFC’s Unfiltered to talk about his upcoming fight and other fighters in the roster. While talking about it, Detroit’s finest, Kevin lee’s name popped up and Gaethje couldn’t help but spit out some cold facts about his career.
Justin was asked about Kevin’s fight at UFC Fight Night: Brasilia against the now champion Charles Oliveira and he gave a very honest answer. “That was a good one. That was alright,” Gaethje said in a swift self-correction. “Kevin Lee’s a bitch. Sorry. Sorry, Kevin.” Kevin lost the fight via submission in the third round.
“It doesn’t matter,” says Justin Gaethje on Kevin Lee’s career
Kevin Lee has been going through some tough times in his career. After his fight against Charles Oliveira, the fighter from Detroit had to take a long layoff due to injuries in his knee. The fighter had to undergo surgery and he finally returned to the octagon in 2021 against Daniel Rodriguez which he ended up losing. One of Lee’s highlights was his KO win against Gregor Gillespie but Justin disagrees.
“No, I think he’s a b—ch,” Gaethje said. “I mean, he’s got skills. That knockout against Gillespie was the worst thing that could’ve happened to him because he doesn’t knock people out. He needs to win a certain way, and that’s by controlling everything, which is the grappling, and getting it to the fence, and getting it to the ground. I don’t want to knock a guy when he’s down; he just lost. He moved up weight classes. It doesn’t matter.” (h/t MMA News).