American fighter Kevin Lee, returning to the octagon this weekend, explained what he meant when he talked about the holes in the game of undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov a few years ago.
“There were several times when we could split the octagon,” the American said in an interview with Aaron Bronsteter. “If I had defeated Tony then, things could have turned out differently, and it would have been a huge fight”
“Yes, all this talk about his holes was overblown and became the occasion for memes, but I really thought that Khabib was overusing the front post and opening the body. That was the cost of his pressing style, because he kept moving forward. It was necessary to break through his body, and in the end he would have opened under a kick to the head.
“All this is interesting, but at the moment it makes no sense. He left and this fight did not take place, so there is no point in dwelling on the past.
Recall that on July 1 at UFC on ESPN 48 in Las Vegas, Kevin Lee will have a welterweight fight with Russian Rinat Fakhretdinov.