One does not just dress normally when you interview Kevin Lee. Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian had to do it for the culture on this one 🙌 pic.twitter.com/afJ45sL6bg
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 19, 2018
This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s stop in Atlantic City, dangerous lightweight contender Kevin Lee will return to the cage opposite Edson Barboza. Ahead of this scrap, Lee partook in a video interview with Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian on FOX Sports. For this interview, Cormier and Florian had a bit of fun, dressing up as the famously fashionable Lee. The result was a pretty hilarious interview, during which Lee seemed to have a pretty hard time keeping a straight face. Watch it above!
Despite their ridiculous outfits, of course, Florian and Cormier managed to get some solid answers out of Lee. Among the highlights were Lee’s divulging that he brought in Anthony Njokuani and Yair Rodriguez to help prepare for Barboza unique skillset, and his promise that he’d restore order to the lightweight division in the next year or so.
This bout with Barboza will mark Lee’s chance to rebound from a tough loss to Tony Ferguson, which saw him succumb to a third-round choke after giving up an early lead. Prior to that loss, Lee was on a nice five-fight streak, topped by submission of ranked fighters Francisco Trinaldo and Michael Chiesa. He’s now 16-3 in sum.
Do you think Kevin Lee will get back to winning ways in Atlantic City this weekend?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/19/2018.