“I just ran outta time”. This is the explanation that Kevin Lee offered as to why he missed weight this morning for his UFC Atlantic City fight. Technically, this excuse could be used for anything. It’s almost a universal, “My dog ate my homework”.
The problem with this is that these guys are given a deadline and in real life, there is no time after a deadline. That’s why it’s a DEADLINE. The whole purpose of early weigh-ins are so fighters have an exact time to plan and hit their mark. If they miss their mark that is on them and their nutritionist.
Regardless, now, win or lose, Lee will be lining Edson Barboza’s pockets with more money. Lee stayed positive through this, though. He stated that he’s never missed weight in MMA or wrestling, all the way back to high school.