Khabib’s Message To Kevin Lee After UFC Milwaukee Loss

Kevin Lee was planning to even his score with Al Iaquinta with a win after his unanimous decision loss in 2014, but the result of their recent rematch turned out exactly the same. 

Milwaukee hosted the second lightweight match between Lee and Iaquinta in the headliner of last weekend’s UFC on FOX 31 event. A lot of fans kept an eye on the anticipated rematch, including their fellow 155-pounder and division champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.


After suffering his second unanimous decision loss to ‘Raging Al’ on Saturday, ‘The Motown Phenom’ was in clear shock and upset at the fight’s ruling. Despite the drawback, Lee remained graceful in defeat, congratulating Iaquinta in the post-fight interview.

Khabib, who was surely watching the match, took to Twitter his simple advice to the Michigan native who came out ‘cocky’ during the promotion. ‘The Eagle’ tried to impart him a vital attitude that earned him his flawless mixed martial arts record.

“Stay humble Kevin Lee. Humble is the key.”

The Russian champion also took time to rejoice with his former opponent and UFC on FOX 31 main event winner Iaquinta, saying he’s actually anticipating a match.

 “Congratulations @ALIAQUINTA. I know how strong you are, that’s why I was waiting for your fight. #truetalker”

Make A Change

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Kevin revealed how devastated he was over the loss he didn’t see coming. Instead of avenging his 2014 loss to Iaquinta, he became his opponent’s stepping stone to a possible shot at the lightweight title.

“Devastating, embarrassed. This sport sometimes has the lowest of lows, and it really doesn’t feel lower than now, but I’ll be all right. I might not get another shot at Al, but I’ve fought a lot of great fighters in my career, and he’s definitely up there amongst them.”

“We’ll see once everything gets settled down.”

Despite this, the lightweight contender plans to stand up and continue. He hinted at a move up to welterweight since he struggled cutting weight to 155 in the past.

“It might be time for me to make that change… I think I can compete very, very well at 170 and be fast in and out of the pocket, too. I don’t know. We’ll see as I kind of get healed up and everything.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Khabib Nurmagomedov and Instagram/Kevin Lee

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