Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard has had a recent rough stretch with his new organization, the UFC. After going undefeated for nearly 5 years and 25 fights, Lombard has recently posted a disappointing 1-2 record in the UFC.
It is evident that the Cuban-born Judoka needs a change in order to secure his place in the competitive UFC middleweight division. At only 5’8″ with a 71″ reach, he fights with a severe height and reach disadvantage. It has long been speculated that it would be much more fitting for him to drop to welterweight.
According to his recent Twitter post, it seems Lombard might be embracing the idea. He has confirmed that he will begin working with diet and lifestyle specialist Mike Dolce.
Looking forward to be working with Mike Dolce!
— Hector Lombard (@HectorLombard) April 8, 2013
It is still unsure whether Lombard will make an immediate drop to 170, or make a more gradual transition, but one thing is certain: hiring Mike Dolce is a step in the right direction, as he has been an integral part of many elite fighter’s success at this level. Furthermore, dropping to welterweight will open the potential of fighting men closer to his size and frame.