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Lee on Ferguson: His toughness just means it’ll take a longer ass-whooping

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Kevin Lee continues to talk trash against Tony Ferguson, whom he faces at UFC 216.

Tony Ferguson has always prided himself as a tough fighter, among many other attributes that brought him to where he currently is. But for Kevin Lee, none of that matters once they finally fight for the interim lightweight title on Saturday at UFC 216.

During Monday’s pre-fight media lunch alongside Demetrious Johnson, “The Motown Phenom” disparaged “El Cucuy’s” training regimens and overall reputation.

“When you look at it, and you say a man is tough, and that’s his biggest attribute, that ain’t good for him,” Lee said (via MMA Junkie). “He talks about all this training in the mountains and running with the bears. That just means it’s going to take a longer ass-whooping.”

Lee has grand plans for himself and his immediate fighting future. As early as now, he is already looking towards facing against Conor McGregor, a fight that he believes would be “on his terms”. And while he says he does have respect for his upcoming opponent, Lee feels his Ferguson has done nothing to evolve as a fighter, and this is something he plans to expose.

“I’m going to show all the holes in his game,” Lee said. “I don’t think he goes back and fills up those holes. Every time, win, lose or draw for me, I go back, I reassess my skills, I see where I need to make improvements, and I do. And I don’t think he does that.”

“If you stop evolving, you start dying. And I’m ready to go kill him.”

UFC 216 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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