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MMA NEWS | Bellator Champ Hector Lombard To The UFC?


UFC president Dana White recently took to the UFC on FX 2 post-fight media scrum to discuss many topics, one of which being Australian Native and Bellator middleweight champion, Hector Lombard.

“I guess he’s pretty popular down here. I’ve been hearing all about him since I’ve been here. I hear he’s under contract though with someone else, so we”ll see. I’ll probably end up with him. If he wants to fight in the UFC, then we’ll probably end up with him.”

If I’m reading through the lines properly it would appear as if Lombard is currently in contract negotiations with Bellator and rumblings around the MMA world is that even his championship clause with the promotion has expired. Meaning, he is very likely to defect somewhere else if the opportunity arises.

You can check out what Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney had to say on the issue on Page 2.

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31 Comments to MMA NEWS | Bellator Champ Hector Lombard To The UFC?

  1. Mike McMack says:

    Would be a great fit since 185 isn’t a very stacked division in the UFC.

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      Best MMA news in along time. yep if Dana wants him he will get him. Time for Lombard to show what he is really made of and go to UFC and fight LEGIT competition

  2. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Pallahares vs Lombard would be epic. This guy is a beast but I think this is just a rumor. He still has to fight Alexander Schelmenko for the MW title.

    • Mike McMack says:

      That would be one hell of a fight there.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        His streak is like 20 fights long. You know he’s fighting Anderson Silva as soon as he comes over to the UFC.

        • momo says:

          dont think they will feed him to the lions so fast they will prolly give him a top 10 guy then a title fight.

        • effyocouch says:

          I’m thinking if he moves to UFC this year, they’ll put him against either the winner of Palhares/Beltcher, or put him right up against Bisping since he doesn’t have anything booked as of yet, that way he can solidify that he’s a top 10 fighter in MMA and can hang with the elite, then he’ll probably fight for a number one contender spot, and if he wins that then he’ll get a shot at Silva. I don’t think he’ll get a title as long as Silva is still fighting, but I do think he’ll remain at the top for a long time, and maybe even get the title when Silva retires.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          @effyocouch

          Bisping vs Lombard isn’t even a fair fight. I’d rather him fight Mark Munoz as his first fight or Palahares in the UFC.

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    YES!

  4. Garrett says:

    LOL at Dana trying to pretend he doesn’t know who he is or where he’s signed

  5. lex walker says:

    Bring alexander schalminko(misspelled) over 2

  6. Zack says:

    Anderson would rape his little ass

  7. TellinItHowItIs says:

    I would say Hector vs Vitor would be an all-time perfect matchup for his first fight after Vitor and Wandy go at it. Love Wandy, but see Vitor taking that one at this point.

  8. Alan says:

    Dana sign him! If he does go over to the UFC his first fight should be Vitor/Wandy winner or Palhares/Belcher winner.

  9. ryan says:

    i can sense a bisping lombart fight havent seen lombart fight but i herd he realy good but i know bispings so well rounded anywere the fight would go bisping has a chance

  10. jonesy says:

    i have wanted see him in ufc for a long long time,,since all these idiots started calling him top 5 p4p MW.//he would ge raped in ufc and would be a far far cry from title shots…i cant remembr 1 name this guy has fought yet they call him teh bestt,,,,he is very cocky and has a bad attitude,,,i liek nick diaz but hector is far far worse and much more rude to media,,,the guy is an asshike

  11. AK says:

    They won’t give him Silva right away because nobody outside of “hardcore mma fans” don’t know who he is..he’ll fight a top 10 or 5 guy first and then a title shot like they did with Shields..his fanbase isn’t nearly as big as Nick Diaz’s.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Good point… I didn’t even think about the marketability of Silva vs Lombard based on his fanbase being non existent to casual fans. But, I think he can beat almost all of the MWs in the UFC and give Anderson a run for his money. I doubt Bellator would let him go without a fight though.

  12. ufc baby says:

    i can sense a bisping lombard fight. silva and vitor are fighting, silva and sonnen are fighting so that dosent leave u much to pick from, personaly i think bispings the best guy in 185 division that isnt tied up with a fight so it would make sense to put them against each other. i have never seen lombard fight, i herd hes realy good but i know anywere the fight goes bisping has a good chance to win because hes so well rounded 1 of the most well rounded and underrated fighters in the ufc!

  13. Dude says:

    This guy is a wrecking machine, great addition to the UFC mw division

  14. Scotty says:

    FINALLY! Dana has finally found an interest in Lombard.. Been trying to tell people for couple years now that Lombard needs to go to the UFC and get ou tof Bellator! Also Bellator doesnt have enough money to match the UFC!

  15. G says:

    Silva would murder him, just like he has everyone else.

  16. Jason B says:

    Lombard, who was then a welterweight, was signed by the UFC and was slated to take on Karo Parisyan at UFC 78. Visa issues forced Lombard off the card and prompted the UFC to tear up his contract. So its funny that he acts like he doesnt know who Lombard is.

  17. Akid says:

    Yeah he hasn’t fought top tier competition but he’s wrecked everyone along the way in spectacular fashion! If people are liking Brian Ebersole as a new addition to the UFC, take note that he got pummelled by Lombard 3 years back and submitted to his punches in round 4… Nny prediction is this guy will be the new talk of UFC once he enters…

  18. Shawn says:

    Cool. Now we r talkin. Hector is an animal. Definitely will shake things up in UFC’s MW division. Been waiting for this, just a matter of time. Hope it happens.

  19. jonsey says:

    he is still with belator…and there are rules about talking wit fghter when under contract….dana is talking in the far future when his contract is up…and this is if lombard willl leev,,,i doubt he will get more money from ufc cuz he not that populer…and he will get beat real quick in ufc….if lombard eveer signs with ufc it will be in 1 or 2 years when anderson is allready retired and there will be neew champ,,,read the article better fuuks

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