The weight cut issues in MMA is something that deserves the limelight. Though there have been many problems due to the same, fighters rarely talk about the issue. Kevin Lee, however, broke the norms and opened up about the issue.
He did the same during his appearance on the MMA Hour.
“Everybody knows that this weight-cutting thing is a problem, but nobody is coming up with no f*cking solutions. Everybody is kind of waiting for somebody to die. And I don’t feel like that’s the right thing to do. I think you have to take at least one step in the right direction and then just see how it goes. There’s really no downside to it,” he said.
Lee also pointed out UFC’s failure to accept the 165 pound Super Lightweight division mentioning that it further puts the fighters in danger.
“Most people, especially 155ers that I talk to, they all want it. We all are about the same size. A lot of these [lightweights] are [185, 190]. … We’re all doing the same thing to compete against each other. It doesn’t make sense. If we can make it a little bit safer and we can make it a little bit more fair, that’s all I’m calling for. Just a fair, even playing field for me to go out there and compete with somebody without having to kill myself to do it,” he said.