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Michael Chiesa Prepared To Finish Things With Kevin Lee

Michael Chiesa takes on Kevin Lee this Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 112 in the main event on FOX Sports 1.

Earlier this year during a pre-fight press conference, the two lightweights came to blows.

Chiesa appeared on “UFC Tonight” recently to discuss the fight with Lee and more:

Chiesa on if he’ll get emotional in the fight because of what happened at the press conference: “No. I keep it in the past. If he walked in a gym and started spouting off today, I wouldn’t pay attention. It was a one-time thing. I’m motivated to be world champion, not by that.”

Chiesa on if the UFC should have reprimanded Lee for hitting him: “No. I ran at him. The UFC is stoked the fight got promoted that way. I don’t consider it a cheap shot that he got on me. I got stopped by a body guard. He got a shot in. It’s been over a year since I’ve fought and I’m excited to be back fighting.”

Chiesa on being the underdog in the fight: “I’m always overlooked. I’m not technical. In every fight, I have a spot that I could lose the first round. When do the odds makers ever like me? But it’s not a math equation, it’s a fight. I only care about becoming number one.”

Chiesa on if he’s just a submission artist: “I’m always working to round my game out, but I always get that. I have so many more tools in my arsenal, but I get just the back and get the choke.”