Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC Rochester, former UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee climbed up to the welterweight division, where he battled former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos in a high-stakes contender bout.
Unfortunately, this move to welterweight did not immediately pay off for Kevin Lee, as he was submitted by his foe in the fourth round.
Speaking on his Instagram account on Thursday, Kevin Lee provided an update for his fans now that he’s had some time to digest this setback.
From the sounds of it, he’s actually in a fantastic headspace, thanks in large part to a meeting with a mental coach.
He says he’s more focused on his goals than ever before.
“Im honestly in a good place for everyone asking for an update,” Kevin Lee wrote. “My goals have never been clearer and my hunger hasn’t gone anywhere. A quick 30 minute convo with @vinnyshoreman, top mental coach in the game, only confirmed what I already know. There’s no doubt. I will be World Champion. This shit ain’t gonna be easy at all but it’ll be worth it.”
With his loss to Rafael dos Anjos, Kevin Lee fell onto a two-fight losing streak, having also lost a decision to Al Iaquinta in a lightweight bout in December. In his next most recent fight, he smashed Edson Barboza to a stoppage.
At this stage, it’s not clear what division Lee intends to fight in going forward. Stay tuned for further updates on that as details on the situation emerge.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/23/2019.