ONE FC is the leading MMA organization in Asia. It hosts former UFC Champions such as ‘Mighty Mouse’ and Eddie Alvarez. Christian Lee is currently the ONE FC Lightweight Champion. He is coming off five straight wins and holds a finish rate of 93%.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is 29-0 and fans are curious whether he will ever attempt to extend his record to 30-0. Christian Lee believes that he has the skill set to beat not just Khabib, but any Lightweight in the world.
In an interview with MMA Mania, he discusses Khabib and how he matches up stylistically.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Khabib and if he is indeed retiring, there is no point in talking about a fight,” Lee insisted. “But I do feel like I have the skill set to beat him. Everyone who’s fought him in the past, they are good fighters, but predominantly strikers and weren’t ready to deal with his grappling and jiu-jitsu.”
“Khabib’s previous opponents just didn’t have enough depth in their ground game,” Lee continued. “With my wrestling and jiu-jitsu background, I feel that I would be more than capable of giving him a great fight and getting my hand raised.”
The UFC acquired Ben Askren from ONE FC, in a trade deal for ‘Mighty Mouse’. Could they look to bring their Lightweight Champion into the mix?
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