UFC Fight Night 112 headliner Kevin Lee had an eventful night in Oklahoma City.
After a controversial win over Michael Chiesa in the main event, Lee appeared on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show where he was interviewed by the panel including current lightweight contender Tony Ferguson.
Lee and Ferguson could eventually cross paths inside of the Octagon and Lee wasted no time trying to pick a fight.
Ferguson asked Lee about one specific moment in the fight before Lee fired back with a barrage of insults that led to a heated exchange on live television as everyone else looked on.
I’m not sure what you’re talking about,” Lee said. “I don’t even know what a DDT is. I think that’s a WWE move. I’m pretty sure I’m the one that lifted him in the air, so I don’t see how he’s slamming me when I’m putting him on my shoulder. Can we put a real journalist on?”
Lee added, “I’m trying to give you advice. Right now, you’re playing the reporter role. You might want to do your job a little bit better, that’s all I’m saying.”
Of course, Ferguson wasn’t having any of that and suggested Lee focus on continuing to build his resume before picking a fight with him.
“You’re just like Al Iaquinta,” Ferguson said. “I can’t understand anything you say. Everything you’re saying is all just a bunch of hoopla. You need to get in line. You need to take a ticket and you need to bleed a little bit. You need to go through guys like Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos. You’re just barely breaking into this whole thing.”
The full exchange can be seen below:
At least the UFC has some of its early promo work done in case the two men eventually do face off inside of the cage.