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Kevin Lee apologizes for missing weight for UFC Atlantic City main event

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It didn’t take long for Kevin Leeto express his apologies for missing weight for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 128 headliner.

Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) came in one pound overweight for his scheduled lightweight bout against Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC). It was the first time in his career that “The Motown Phenom” has officially come in over his contracted mark, and he chalked it up to running out of time.

Just minutes after stepping off the scale, Lee took to social media to post a statement on the situation (via Instagram):

For the first time ever in my athletic career since high school I’ve missed weight this morning. I just ran outta time. I apologize @Ufc @danawhite @edsonbarbozajr tomorrow Imma go put on a show #ufcatlanticcity #25tolife

UFC Fight Night 128 takes place Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., and the card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

As a consequence for missing weight, Lee will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Barboza. It’s fair to assume it also may hurt his standing in the UFC lightweight title picture if he can get past Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128.

For more on UFC Fight Night 128, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.



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