A lightweight clash between Kevin Lee and former WSOF champion Justin Gaethje may be in the works for 2018. Following an interview with Sirus XM’s Sean O’Connell, Lee revealed he is changing up his camp this year and is open to fighting Gaethje in his stacked division.
I mean, absolutely, 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.
According to Lee, a date with Gaethje would be “easy money” for the former No.1 lightweight contender, who is currently taking time off after his loss to Tony Ferguson at216 via submission.
If it’s going to be against Justin, I like easy money. 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.
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