Kevin Lee eyes Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler, Tony Ferguson as potential opponents for UFC return

Former professional MMA fighter Kevin Lee is currently signed by the UFC in the Welterweight Division. The “Phenom” had previously announced the end to his professional career in the sport of MMA, focusing on his personal life while maintaining a very active social media presence. It seemed like Lee was done with the MMA world and was set never to return.

However, Lee made a recent Twitter post announcing that he would be making a return to the fighting scene, and he has big plans to fight some interesting potential candidates for his UFC return.

Kevin Lee shares lists of fighters for UFC return bout

Kevin Lee had previously retired from the UFC and MMA altogether following a string of hard losses and some issues that injuries were giving him. The Motown Phenom took to Twitter to announce his retirement, saying he had given all he could.

However, the “retired” professional took to the social media platform once more to announce his return to the world of MMA.

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“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.”, he wrote.

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Once considered one of the UFC’s most promising prospects, Kevin Lee’s return to MMA has sparked interest among fans and fighters. Since announcing his comeback, he has been diligently preparing himself and expressing his desire to face off against some notable names in the sport, such as Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor, and Michael Chandler.

Kevin Lee UFC career recap

Kevin Lee debuted for the UFC in 2014 with his first fight being a loss. But since then, he dedicated all of his time to hone his craft and put together a string of wins before suffering another loss. Despite the setback, Lee had earned a shot at the interim Lightweight Championship in 2017, which he unfortunately lost via a triangle choke submission.

He had mostly undercard fights but was a shining prospect for the UFC until injuries plagued his chances. However, he returned to the UFC in February 2023 and viewers were excited to see what the Motown Phenom could bring to the table. Unfortunately, his return was not as jubilant after losing to Rinat Fakhretdinov at UFC Vegas 76.

The Phenom has always been unafraid and has possessed a headstrong personality, calling out fighters and challenging them to fights. However, a string of defeats and previous injury problems forced the star to retire once again in July 2023.

Kevin Lee has now announced his return and intention to face big names such as Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler. He has stated that the main reason for his return is “to not have any regrets” concerning his MMA career.

Now that Kevin Lee is making waves with his return, will this time be any different from the last? Will the Phenom finally be able to make his impact on the MMA world? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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