Kevin Lee didn’t say much after his UFC on ESPN 30 loss but did express dejection in a one-liner shortly thereafter.

Originally scheduled to face Sean Brady, Lee (18-7 MMA, 11-7 UFC) instead fought short-notice replacement Daniel Rodriguez (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC). After a strong first round, he was picked apart en route to a unanimous decision defeat Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

“Well, that was a sh*t fight,” Lee said, while he sported some damage to his nose in a short video posted to his Instagram story.

Lee, who has gone 1-4 in his most recent five fights, did not provide any insight into his next move. A former interim UFC lightweight title challenger, Lee has bounced between lightweight and welterweight through his struggles in recent years.

At a UFC on ESPN 30 post-fight news conference, MMA Junkie asked Dana White if he had any early hunches as to Lee’s future, but the promotion’s president indicated he’s undecided.

“That’s a good question,” White said. “Again, 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.”

Dana White will soon determine the future of Kevin Lee – “Here or not here.” #UFCVegas35 | Full video:

— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) August 29, 2021

UFC on ESPN 30 took place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card aired on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+.

Check out Dana White’s full post-fight news conference in the video below.


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