Kevin Lee released by UFC officials, Eagle FC ready to offer new home –


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Kevin Lee was released from the UFC after a seven-year run with the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization.

Former interim UFC lightweight title challenger Lee (18-7 MMA) has been let go after suffering setbacks in four of his last five Octagon appearances.

MMA Junkie confirmed the news of Kevin Lee’s release on Tuesday with his manager Marquel Martin.

“The UFC’s decision to release Kevin is disappointing and unfortunate,” Martin wrote in a statement. “Kevin is young, talented and has fought some of the toughest guys in the UFC roster. I think the UFC made the wrong decision in releasing him, but we all think there are better days ahead in Kevin’s career.

Kevin Lee, Joe Rogan
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Kevin Lee last competed in August where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Daniel Rodriguez. That setback was preceded by a submission loss to reigning UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.

During his 18-fight UFC career, “The MoTown Phenom” has won victories against such notables as Jake Matthews, Michael Chiesa, Edson Barboza and Gregor Gillespie.

Shortly after announcing his release from the UFC, Eagle FC CEO Rizvan Magomedov said Damon martin that his promotion was interested in providing Kevin Lee with a new home.

“Eagle FC is ready to give Kevin lee a new house. – said Magomedov.

Eagle FC is of course owned by Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was previously courted by “The MoTown Phenom” for a fight under the UFC banner.

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