Georges St-Pierre expects big things from Kevin Lee.
Lee made his welterweight debut earlier this year, albeit in a losing effort to Rafael dos Anjos via submission. It notably put him on a two-fight losing streak for the first time in his career, following his unanimous decision loss to Al Iaquinta last year.
With the heavy weight cut to 155 as well as being undersized for the welterweight division, it seems like Lee has no permanent home as of now either. But when it comes to a training camp, he now calls Tristar Gym in Montreal home.
Not only will he look to change his fortunes with a new full-time camp headed by Firas Zahabi, but he will also be training regularly with the likes of former welterweight king St-Pierre and Bellator 170-pound champion Rory MacDonald.
St-Pierre has worked with Lee before and thinks the “Motown Phenom” is certainly championship material.
“He’s a great athlete with incredible potential,” St-Pierre said in a recent interview with The Schmo. “He hasn’t even scratched the surface yet. I don’t know if he even knows himself how good he is. He’s a great, great athlete. Championship material for sure and yeah, it’s going to be fun training with him.”
For now, it looks like Lee wants to face Islam Makhachev in a lightweight bout next. If that fight comes to fruition, it will be interesting to see what effect Tristar will have on his game.