Dana White: Maybe Lombard Should Drop To 170 | UFC NEWS

July 23, 2012 9:46 am 23 Comments

“It just wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. Whether it was Boetsch or Lombard winning, I was expecting a real war. I thought this thing was going to be a war. You can’t be angry with [Lombard], but it just shows you guys, ranking guys who don’t fight in the UFC, it’s two different worlds. Guys that fight in other organizations that end up in top 10 rankings, it’s a whole other world over here. Lombard maybe should fight at 170. He made 185 easily. He’s short and wide, but I think he could make 170.”

During the UFC 149 post-fight press conference UFC president Dana White touched on his latest middleweight acquisition, former Bellator champion Hector Lombard.

For years MMA fans have been clamoring for Lombard to come to the UFC and take over the 185 pound division. However, on the heels of a 25-fight win streak the Cuban Olympian fell short in his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch.

Is he better suited for the UFC’s welterweight division or was last Saturday’s performance a classic case of the “Octagon Jitters”?

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