Kevin Lee explains decision to return from retirement
“I was pretty resolved [in that decision to retire],” Lee told MMA Fighting. “It really started with that fight in Eagle [FC]. That’s when I first re-injured myself really big and I spent like a year, almost a year and a half trying to battle back from that without having a surgery. Each day was just harder than the last. That was probably the toughest training camp, the toughest lead-up to a fight I had. Just physically my body was getting broken down.
“At that point, when I decided to retire, it wasn’t an emotional decision. I really thought about it the night of the fight when the fight didn’t go my way. I waited until that died down to see if I would feel any different, and I didn’t. I still felt like I needed to retire at that time. I don’t regret that decision. I think it was well needed.”