Kevin Lee’s decision loss to Daniel Rodriguez has left him on shaky ground in the UFC, with Dana White admitting that the former interim lightweight title challengers future in the promotion is now up for debate.
“That’s a thing that we will get together on Tuesday and talk about and figure out what’s next for him — here or not here,” White said of Lee at the UFC On ESPN 30 post-fight press conference.
Those words will be alarming for the 28-year-old as he tries to come to terms with his latest loss, which leaves him with just two wins from his last seven fights in the UFC – a far cry from earlier in his run when he went 9-2 over a three-year period between 2014-2017.
And making matters worse, Lee has also been coming under-fire from fans who have been criticizing him for his slump in form.
“Didn’t have a good performance this last time out but honestly after 500 days away and multiple surgeries I’m proud of what I was able to do,” Lee wrote on Instagram. “I tried climbing a very tall mountain and this was just another speed-bump on the way. My best performances are ahead of me and I know that.
“I don’t care if I have to bump my head to get there I won’t stop until I figure this shit out. I’m still competing with the best in the world and won’t hang my head just yet. If you have something negative to say f*ck you from bottom of my heart. F*ck all the hate yell [sic] can burn in hell. And thank you to everyone who has reached out with love. I’m not done yet. Not at all.”