After UFC on FX 6 Demolition, Hector Lombard Anxious to Get His Hands on Michael Bisping

December 15, 2012
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Hector Lombard vs Michael BispingAfter UFC on FX 6, Hector Lombard made his claim that he wants to put an end to his feud with Michael Bisping by settling the score in the Octagon.

Since before Lombard’s debut in the UFC, middleweight contender Michael Bisping has been working to get under the former Judo gold medalist’s skin, and it’s worked like a charm.

“I saw Hector Lombard in the elevator yesterday and I thought someone was playing a practical joke,” Bisping said at the UFC 149 Fan Club Q&A in July.  “It was like, who is this little poison dwarf?  I’m like c’mon, seriously?  Seriously?  This is the guy with all the hype?  I think he’s in the wrong weight class; there’s a 125 weight class he should be in though.”

Lombard has been chomping at the bit since July to get his hands on Bisping.  After scoring a lopsided victory over Rousimar Palhares at UFC on FX 6 in Australia, the American Top Team standout told the media how he’s anxious to get in there with the Brit.

Even going as far as saying how he’d be ready next month should Belfort happen to get injured.

“I will jump in right away.  I would jump in, in January,” said Lombard at the UFC on FX 6 post-fight press conference. “Let’s see what the UFC and their owners are planning. It’s up to the UFC, but I would really like to make that fight happen.”

Although Lombard’s ready to jump in on a moments notice, Bisping is fighting Vitor Belfort next month, and it looks like Lombard will have to wait it out.  At the end of the day though, the rivalry between Lombard and Bisping looks like it’s only going to continue to be a heated one from here on out.

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  • Tiddy28

    I think Lombard will be successful in the UFC, but he’s got a way to go yet before fighting guys like Bisping. While Lombard was impressive last night, he was dreadful in his first fight inside the octagon. Bisping, on the other hand, is a top contender and someone who deserves a shot at the middleweight title. While Lombard may get in the conversation as a top middleweight in the UFC at some point, he’s not quite there yet.

    • kennybro

      i could buy into the hype after one more great performance in the ufc. calling for the bisping fight is almost a shortcut to the front of the line.