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Dana White: No Regrets Signing Hector Lombard | UFC NEWS


UFC middleweight fighter Hector Lombard was one of the most sought after fighters in the world.

After being crowned the Bellator champion he walked into the Octagon riding a 26-fight unbeaten streak and world of fans on his shoulders. He was supposed to be “the next big thing”.

UFC officials gave the stand-out an unmatched signing bonus and fighter salary that was worth a small fortune, but this investment hasn’t paid off in the cage.

UFC President Dana White took to the UFC 158 post-fight press conference and said he has no regrets signing Lombard:

“No, you can’t ever look at a guy as a mistake,” said White at the 158 post-fight press conference. “If a guy gets to a certain level, you bring him in.

“It’s like when people try to compare these other shows to the UFC. You might be great in all these other shows, but when you fight here, you never know how great or not great a guy is going to be.”

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28 Comments to Dana White: No Regrets Signing Hector Lombard | UFC NEWS

  1. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Why the discussion? Lombard is morally on a 3-0 winstreak. If it wasn’t for jackass judges who don’t know anything about scoring fights he would have 3-0 in the UFC behind his name.

    That fight against Boetsch was not a great fight but he should have gotten the win. The fight against Okami was another bullshit controversial split decision loss.

    • GET RID OF NATE "THE CHEAT" says:

      I agree Lombard should for sure at least be 2-1 as the Boesch decision was highway robbery. OKami is a huge MW and was able to blanket and wall n stall and Fitch Lombard to a decision. Okami is almost as miserbly boring to watch as Fitch.

      Why is it in last what 5-6 + years Bisping has been able to avoid Okami? Hello the UFC knows he would lose bigtime

      I just want to see Lombard vs Bisping no matter what. Bispingwill run away-back peddle nonstop against Belcher and Belcher knows he has to KO Fitch to get the win

    • Ryan Sibley says:

      Lmao How Was The Okami Fight Wrong?? Lombard Got Destroyed The First Two Rounds

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      WTF? Morally?? you fukcin retard, there is NOTHING moral about someone losing a fight!! This is one of the most immoral sports there is. Do you actually understand what morality is?

  2. chardt says:

    The UFC is a completely different animal…look at all the pride superstars that come over and get their asses handed to them?

    Huge contracts should be earned based on UFC performance, not wasted potential…just my thoughts….if you tear ass through the ufc ranks, a huge paycheck is warrented.

    • KyleZombie says:

      All of the Pride superstars did not get their asses handed to them when they got to the UFC. Some did and some didn’t, Quinton Jackson tore ass through the LHW division when he came over, Minotauro came over and won the interim HW title, Shogun had some conditioning issues to attend to but ended up beating the undefeated Lyoto Machida (arguably twice) for the LHW title. There were great fighters in both organizations.

    • Are you fucking stupid says:

      Pride superstars come over and get their ass kicked? WHAT THE FUCKING HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT.

      Back when pride was around pride has the better fighters and fights..

      You mean to tell me former ufc and pride champs like Rampage Jackson, Shogun Rua, Wanderlia Silva, Big Nog, Dan Henderson, all got there asses handed to them… Your on crack sir.

  3. KIDD433 says:

    @chardt…hey there,u must be new.Welcome to MMA

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