UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to fight Conor McGregor on Oct. 6 in the live pay-per-view main event of UFC 229. Despite McGregor’s position as a massive PPV draw and UFC megastar, former interim UFC lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee would rather take on the undefeated Dagestan native.
Speaking to journalist Farah Hannoun, Kevin Lee revealed why he would rather fight Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“I’d rather fight Khabib [Nurmagomedov] to be honest. Just because people see him as just this unstoppable tank. Ya know, Conor [McGregor’s] already got a couple losses on there. So Conor takes it away from me.
“To be the one to get rid of that 0… Something like that only comes around once in a lifetime. Especially with a guy like Khabib. I just see him, I’m a lion myself. When I see that meal I gotta go for it.”