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Christian Lee Claims He Could Defeat Nurmagomedov

Cristian Lee claims he could defeat Khabib

ONE lightweight world champion, Christian Lee has claimed that he could defeat any lightweight fighter in the world, including his UFC counterpart, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Lee has not specified if he is going to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov in actual MMA or in the video game – UFC 4.

It should also be noted as he had stated that his hand will get raised by the end of the fight. This could well be while he could possibly be carried away in a stretcher.

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Khabib and if he is indeed retiring, there is no point in talking about a fight. But I do feel like I have the skillset 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. 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.”

Christian Lee

Lee is the youngest male world champion in ONE Championship. He scored a second-round TKO win over Shinya Aoki in May 2019 at ONE: Enter The Dragon, to win the ONE lightweight champion. The 22-year-old has recently defended his title against Iuri Lapicus with a first-round finish at ONE: Inside The Matrix.

Lee is currently riding a 5-fight win streak. It is mostly likely that Lee may defend his title against Timofey Nastyukhin.

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