Conor McGregor called out by Kevin Lee during UFC Fight Night 99 event

Published Add your comment

Football News

With Conor McGregor in attendance at the UFC Fight Night 99 event, he was bound to draw plenty of attention as he watched his stablemate Artem Lobov pick up a decision win over Teruto Ishihara.

But before the Irishman could invade the Octagon to celebrate with him, the new lightweight champion was called out during the preliminary card, as Kevin Lee delivered an emphatic statement following his first-round submission win over Magomed Mustafaev.


Lee didn’t even give Dan Hardy a chance to ask a question during the post-fight interview, interrupting him by saying: “Man, f**k all that. The division full of a bunch of b*****s, I’ve called out everybody in this division.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay4

“That was the $50,000 bonus right there, I called out everybody, I called out everybody and their mama, I’m on my way up, man. F**k all that.”

However, he went on to directly take aim at McGregor, according to MMAJunkie, and it isn’t the first time he’s hit out at the lightweight division, claiming Eddie Alvarez embarrassed them all with his performance against Notorious at UFC 205.

He went on to add: “I reminded everyone that I am the best fighter in this division. I am the best wrestler. That’s what I came out here to show.


“I didn’t even care about finishing him. I wanted to show that I could keep taking him down whenever the f**k I want to.

“And I would put McGregor on his back right now in this arena, and there isn’t a m**********r in this arena that would stop me.

“I don’t care about the Irish. I called out Conor McGregor because I want that fight. He’s the champ right now in this division, and he doesn’t have anything on me but some years.

“He’s 28; I’m 24. I have years to catch up with him, and I wanted him to know that I’m on his ass, that’s all that was about. He’s got that target on his back, and I’m one of the guys that’s chasing him.”

Although Lee isn’t ranked in the top 15 yet, he’s probably nowhere near deserving of a fight of that magnitude.

However, with an attitude like that, as well as impressive performances, it may be hard to overlook him time and time again.

What did you make of Kevin Lee calling out Conor McGregor? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing up and submitting an article HERE: https://gms.to/writeforgms

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Dana White
Jose Aldo
Nate Diaz
Jon Jones
Conor McGregor
Ronda Rousey

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - UFC Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again