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Kevin Lee is taking his loss to Rafael dos Anjos hard.
Lee (17-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) was unsuccessful in his welterweight debut on Saturday night when he suffered a fourth-round submission loss to dos Anjos (29-11 MMA, 18-9 UFC) in the UFC on ESPN+ 10 headliner at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y.
Although Lee won rounds and had moments in the fight, he ultimately succumbed to a fourth-round triangle choke. That’s not easy for the 26-year-old to digest, and he expressed serious disappointment about his performance following the event (via Instagram).
“Don’t know what happened out there tonight. I thought I did everything right leading up to this fight. Tried to eliminate every little distraction, everything that wasn’t good for me. I swear I felt like something, everything was falling into place, was talking to me even before I got out there, and it still wasn’t enough. This (expletive) sometimes be like the highest highs and lowest lows. It should really make you question what you believe in. I don’t know. I’ve been through a lot of (expletive) in my life. This ain’t really gonna be (expletive).”
With the loss to dos Anjos, “The Motown Phenom” heads into new territory in his career. He’s on a two-fight skid for the first time as a professional and had a setback in his attempt to move to a new division.
Lee did not reveal any plans for his future or what weight he intends to compete at going forward.
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