Lee Looking For Big Comeback Following Successful Surgery
Following an ongoing issue, Kevin Lee appears to be on the fast track to recovery. The former lightweight contender underwent successful surgery to fix a tear in his ACL. He is expected to be out of action for six months.
Lee (18-6) posted to social media following the surgery on his left knee, stating:
“ACL surgery ✅. Thanks to everybody who reached out and been checking on me. Surgery went great, when I recover I’m gonna be 10x stronger that’s where my energy is going to rn. The universe finally sat my ass down.”
Lee joined the UFC in 2014 at UFC 169. He is 11-6 in 17 UFC fights. Losing to Tony Ferguson back in 2017 at UFC 216 for the interim UFC Lightweight Title, Lee has gone 2-3 since then. After a stint at welterweight, Lee returned to lightweight and beat Gregor Gillespie this past November. His last fight was a loss to Charles Oliveira back in March via submission at UFC Brasilia.
An initial diagnosis had Lee out for longer prior to the surgery. Lee said he is expecting to be “ten times stronger” following a two-three year span of his knee giving him problems.