Kevin Lee comes out of retirement: “I miss being around the sport”

Kevin Lee be back in the cage before the end of 2024.

by Aryan Lakhani
Kevin Lee comes out of retirement: “I miss being around the sport”
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On 2nd July 2023, Kevin Lee made the tough decision to retire from the sport of MMA. Fans and MMA experts thought it was not the best way to end his career as he faced a shocking 1st round 1st-minute submission loss against Rinat Fakhretdinov.

6 months fast-forward, Kevin Lee overturned his decision and recently announced that he is no longer retired.

Most fighters break out of retirement within the 1st year; various factors influence fighters to reverse their decision. In Kevin Lee’s case, he claims to miss the sport and is making every attempt to get back to the level he was at before retiring.

It will be very interesting to see if the UFC offers him a new contract. Kevin Lee and fans worldwide suggested a Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee rematch. That could turn out to be one of the most spectacular matches in the history of the sport.

Kevin Lee’s tweets

“I’m coming out of retirement,I’ll fight MMA again.

Idk when, where, or who yet but I’m dropping weight and getting into shape now".

“I’m gonna get in the best shape of my life that’s my focus right now.

It’s been 6 months since I retired and I miss being around the sport”. Kevin Lee is known for his unique display of striking; he has beaten some of the great names in the sport. By securing a strong winning momentum, he could easily climb his way to the top.

His return to the UFC may have been an unsuccessful one, but that does not mean he does not have a future in the division. It takes one win to flip one’s career around. Kevin Lee’s fans would be hoping to see his dangerous side in the cage again and would love to see the new chapter of his MMA career.