clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Kevin Lee apologizes for UFC Atlantic City scale fail, promises to ‘put on show’ against Edson Barboza

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender, Kevin Lee, was unable to make the 155-pound limit for his Edson Barboza fight, scheduled for tomorrow night (Sat., April 21, 2018) inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

As a result, the 157-pound “Motown Phenom” was docked 20-percent of his fight purse, payable to Barboza, but promises to dazzle the mixed martial arts (MMA) community in “The Garden State” to atone for his scale fail.

“For the first time ever in my athletic career since high school I’ve missed weight this morning,” Lee wrote on social media. “I just ran outta time. I apologize [to] UFC, Dana White, Edson Barboza, tomorrow [I will] go put on a show.”

What was that about being a championship-level fighter?

Lee previously contemplated a move up to the welterweight division; however, his coaches were not convinced it was time for such extreme measures. Because why compete at 100-percent and prolong your MMA career when you can get boiled alive instead?

For the complete UFC Fight Night 128 weigh in results click here.