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Kevin Lee reveals his reason for retiring at 30

Kevin Lee revealed the reasons behind his retirement at the age of 30. Lee shocked many fans on Tuesday morning when he posted a brief message on the new social media platform Threads to declare his retirement.

He then explained his decision to retire from MMA at 30 years old on Instagram. Kevin Lee said he was proud of his career as he always faced tough opponents, but injuries have forced him to hang up his gloves.

“Okay, to make a long story short, I’m deciding to retire from MMA and the UFC. It’s been 12 years, 12 long years of me being the best fighter that I can be and a lot of hard work and a lot of dedication for me to try to be the best fighter in the world,” Kevin Lee said on Instagram.
“When I look back on it, I had a hell of a career. I fought a lot of tough guys and some of the toughest guys in the world. I’ve always put up a great fight
“It’s been a lot of injuries and honestly, that’s one of the main factors of me making this decision. I’m in need of another surgery after that last fight,” Kevin Lee continued. “I’m proud that I went out on my shield, I’m proud that I stood up in there and went out on my own terms.
But at this point, I have to think about more than just myself and my skills. I think my skills and the time and energy that I put in this sport, I can put into something else, and God willing, Alhamdulillah and all glory to God, he’s going to lead me down a different path, the right path to where I can use my skills to help people.

Kevin Lee finished his MMA career with a record of 19-8. In his career, he battled for the UFC’s interim lightweight title and owns important wins against Edson Barboza, Michael Chiesa, Diego Sanchez, and Gregor Gillespie among others.


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