Former UFC interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee went toe-to-toe with tough division contender Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Fight Night 128. "The Motown Phenom" put on a dominant performance over his opponent, ultimately earning a fifth round TKO via doctor stoppage. Speaking on The MMA Hour, Kevin Lee revealed that he allegedly eased off Barboza at one point during the fight. \u201cHe took a whooping, and I kinda took it a little bit easy on him too after that. It was like during the second round, I could see he was taking a whooping and I didn\u2019t want to keep hitting that man like that. He\u2019s a nice guy, I wish him nothing but the best. \u201cYeah, he\u2019s taken a whooping these last few fights, but he\u2019s going to come back and he\u2019s going to knock some dudes clean out. I mean, Barboza\u2019s still one of the toughest guys in this division, hands down. I think if anything, this is just going to make him tougher.\u201d \u201cI mean, he kicked the sh-t outta me, I ain\u2019t gonna lie. Barboza\u2019s explosive. I was setting up my knockout shot and I took my focus off of him for a half-a-second, and at this level, especially with a guy like that \u2014 that\u2019s been one of the things that my coaches have been saying to me for a long time, and that\u2019s one of the things that I even had to keep reminding myself of during the actual fight.\u201d \u201cA reporter asked me, he was like, \u2018It sounded like you were in there talking.\u2019 I wasn\u2019t talking to Barboza, I was talking to myself,\u201d he continued. \u201cI was reminding myself of those things, to stay sharp and not get caught with something. But, for that split-second, I looked away and yeah, he rang me.\u201d For more MMA news click here.