The UFC fighter Hector Lombard is dropping his weight so he can fight in the welterweight division.
Lombard told UFC Tonight that he wants to make the drop in weight from middleweight down to the 170-pound welterweight division and already has his eyes on getting in the Octagon with Nate Marquardt.
Lombard was a former Bellator middleweight that was one of the most high profile champions to come over to UFC. When the UFC signed Lombard he was entering the Octagon with a single loss in his last 25 fights. But after that, things haven’t exactly gone to plan you might say.
Lombard entered the Octagon and lost his debut bout against Tim Boetsch, he later made a rebound by knocking out Rousimar Palhares. But fell off the wagon with a loss to Yushin Okami. It looks like the middleweight in UFC might not be the right fit.
He was a champion in both the light heavyweight and middleweight when he wasn’t in UFC, one of those doesn’t seem to be working out. So instead of moving up to light heavyweight, he’s making the shift to welterweight to hopefully kickstart his career back to where he planned on being entering the UFC.
Now we all just wait to hear about when Lombard’s welterweight debut will be and if he’s going to get that chance to take on the former Strikeforce champ Nate Marquardt as he’s already called him out.