Keith Lee goes into his third Bellator battle coping with just a few adjustments to his preparation.
First, he’s nonetheless catching up on sleep with a new child granting him simply a few hours per night time within the buildup to his assembly on Thursday with Raufeon Stots at Bellator 253. Then it’s his second battle with out his older brother, UFC veteran Kevin Lee, as a coaching associate.
Kevin Lee suffered two torn ACLs and might be out of motion for the foreseeable future, although he’ll be in his brother’s nook for the battle at Mohegan Solar Area, Keith Lee stated throughout the digital media day for the battle.
“At first it was actually powerful, as a result of I didn’t have that mentor in my nook,” Keith Lee advised MMA Combating. “However we be taught and we develop by means of all the pieces, and all the pieces occurs for a cause. I knew this was the time to department off and turn out to be my very own staple on this recreation.
“He’s nonetheless right here. He’s right here with me this week. He can’t actually transfer as a lot as he used to earlier than, however his knees are therapeutic actually good, and I really feel like he needs to be again inside a few months at his full capability.”
After an outpouring of sympathy for his setback, Kevin Lee drew widespread consideration for his alternative of physique artwork. The one-time interim UFC light-weight title challenger obtained an eye-popping tattoo that lined a lot of his head.
Lots of the feedback weren’t precisely flattering, however Keith Lee stated his older brother’s new ink isn’t in its last state.
“It’s not completed but, so lots of people have misinterpretation of what it’s,” Keith Lee stated. “It’s a samurai helmet, and it’s speculated to signify the way in which he feels when he goes into battle. It’s like his warrior protect. So when it’s carried out, I believe will probably be interpreted method higher than what it’s now. Lots of people have lots of issues to say about it now.”
Keith Lee stated the completion is the a part of the helmet that comes across the entrance of the neck and a “crescent” that goes behind the ears. It is going to actually make a press release when it’s carried out. By then, the Lee brothers hope to be making statements within the cage, as properly.