After his challenging loss to Rinat Fakhretdinov upon returning to the UFC, Kevin Lee has maintained a mostly silent presence. However, over the past weekend, it seems that Lee might be ready to turn the page on his fighting career.
Lee made his comeback to the promotion earlier this month, but his first fight back inside the octagon ended abruptly when Fakhretdinov unleashed a devastating right hand that sent Lee to the canvas. Eventually, Fakhretdinov sealed the victory by putting Lee to sleep with a guillotine choke at UFC Vegas 76. Recently, on the new social media platform Threads by Meta, Lee shared a couple of posts, one of which mentioned his intention to retire once he finds the appropriate words to convey his decision.
“I plan to retire from the UFC, but I’m struggling to find the right words for the video,” expressed Lee.
A day prior, the “Motown Phenom” also emphasized that “there’s a greater purpose in life than fighting,” and responded firmly to a few negative remarks from trolls.
If Lee ultimately chooses to conclude his fighting career, he will depart with a record of 19 wins and 8 losses, including an 11-8 run while competing in the UFC. Throughout his journey, the 30-year-old has achieved victories over notable opponents such as Diego Sanchez, Michael Chiesa, Gregor Gillespie, and Edson Barboza.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about retirement
What was Kevin Lee’s record in the UFC before his retirement announcement?
Kevin Lee had a record of 19 wins and 8 losses, with 11 wins and 8 losses while competing in the UFC.
Who did Kevin Lee defeat during his UFC career?
Kevin Lee achieved victories over notable opponents such as Diego Sanchez, Michael Chiesa, Gregor Gillespie, and Edson Barboza.
What led Kevin Lee to consider retirement?
Kevin Lee’s decision to consider retirement followed his tough loss to Rinat Fakhretdinov in his return to the UFC. He expressed that there is a greater purpose in life than fighting.
Which social media platform did Kevin Lee use to share his retirement plans?
Kevin Lee made his retirement plans known on Meta’s new social media platform, Threads.
How did Kevin Lee lose in his last fight?
In his last fight at UFC Vegas 76, Kevin Lee was dropped with a brutal right hand by Rinat Fakhretdinov before being choked to sleep with a guillotine choke.