• Kevin Lee beats Diego Sanchez in his Eagle FC debut
  • Lee wants Donald Trump to choose his next opponent
  • "The Motown Phenom" says he's making more money in Eagle FC than in the UFC

A former highly-touted prospect in mixed martial arts is kicking things up a notch in identifying his next opponent.

Former UFC lightweight fighter Kevin Lee has found a new home in Khabib Nurmagomedov's Eagle FC.

He headlined the promotion’s first super lightweight (165 pounds) bout at Eagle FC 46 on Friday, March 11 against fellow ex-UFC star Diego Sanchez.

The one-time interim UFC lightweight title contender secured a unanimous decision win over Sanchez and is now looking forward to another massive fight.

Having learned that Donald Trump has recently begun taking part in combat sports again, Lee wants the f ormer U.S. president to pick his next foe.

“I hear Donald Trump is starting to get back into promoting,” Lee said post-fight via Middle Easy MMA. “So, it would be fun if he picked the next opponent.”

“There’s no doubt, I’m the best 165er out here,” he added. “The best guy for anyone who wants to weigh 165.”

Former US president Donald Trump continues to spread disinformation about the 2020 election
Former US president Donald Trump continues to spread disinformation about the 2020 election AFP / Robyn Beck

Lee was once one of the best lightweight fighters in the UFC. However, the promotion released him last year following two consecutive losses.

Lee became an instant star prior to his maiden fight under the Eagle FC banner.

In fact, he even revealed ahead of his debut that he’s about to make more money than other UFC champions at present.

“It’s not like now I can chill, now I’m making a bunch of money, now I can go out there and just have fun. No – this is a fight. This is a fight for your life at the end of the day,” the 29-year-old told MMA Junkie Radio.

“People lose their life doing this type of s---,” he continued. “So the competitor in me is still up there and still driving. I’m making a bunch of money, though. That’s the part I’m not upset about. My contract will make more than most UFC champions see, so that part is kind of nice.”

"But the competitor in me still thinks it’s the same game. I’m going to make more than UFC champions in my first fight, so we’re having fun.”

As it stands, Lee has now improved his professional MMA record to 19-7.