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Midnight Mania! Kevin Lee no longer wants Tony Ferguson rematch because it would be too easy

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Unless something changes dramatically in his next performance, Tony Ferguson’s fall from grace will standout as a particularly brutal one. The former interim kingpin set a Lightweight record with his hugely impressive, multi-year win streak, but his last three bouts have been painfully one-sided in the opposite direction. At 37 years of age, “El Cucuy” just doesn’t seem to pose the same threat he once did.

It’s one thing for Khabib to dunk on his “aging” former rival — those two never actually fought. Kevin Lee, on the other hand, was strangled in his bid for the Lightweight title by Ferguson, but he’s nevertheless uninterested in getting that one back due to Ferguson’s decline.

“That was a fight I was interested in up until I saw him get dismantled by Oliveira,” Lee explained to James Lynch. “Especially on the ground. That one would hurt my heart a bit, because I would beat him so bad that it would take away from our first fight. I would do it; easy money is easy money. But, I think he’s too far gone, too far over the hill. I don’t like beating up on people that don’t put up a good fight.”

Lee was interested in the bout as recently as February 2021 but no longer. Up next for Lee is a return from major knee surgeries as a Welterweight, as he’ll face late replacement Daniel Rodriguez on August 28. Lee should probably win that bout before casting further stones, as “The MoTown Phenom” has lost three of his last four bouts.

As for Ferguson, he remains unbooked.

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