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.