Hector Lombard: ‘I Want to be UFC Champion, I Want to Fight Anderson Silva to Do It’

April 27, 2012
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Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard
The UFC has bolstered their middleweight division with a former Bellator champion who will look to make his impact felt during his first fight this summer.

On Friday, UFC officials confirmed the signing of now former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard who will be joining the ranks of the Octagon’s best at 185lbs.

With an impressive 32-2-1 record, Lombard has put together an incredible 25-fight win streak over the last few years and holds wins over several past UFC competitors including Trevor Prangley, Joe Doerksen, and Niko Vitale.

Now the Cuban born Judoka will come to the UFC to see if his brand of damage will translate to the Octagon.

“I’ve wanted to fight in the UFC all my career,” Lombard said. “I want to be UFC middleweight champion and I want to fight Anderson Silva to do it. I have such respect for him as a fighter, it would be an honor and a dream come true to test my skills against his. I wouldn’t be in the UFC if I didn’t think I could win the UFC world title.”

“I’m here in the UFC to prove I am the best in the world. I’m very proud of my heritage and I want to represent all Cubans around the world when I fight in the UFC, just like I did when I went to the Olympics in 2000.”

Lombard had actually signed with the UFC previously in 2007, but visa issues kept him from actually debuting in the Octagon at the time.

Now officially signed to the UFC, Lombard looks to make his impact felt immediately as he tackles the middleweight division in 2012.


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  • judo johnson

    Awesome Hector is gona kick some ass, cant wait

  • kevinmitchell

    I would love to see him kick some butt. Chale you seems to need a good ass whipping !!!!!

  • RubeKegal

    Too bad the UFC isn’t Bellator….when he goes 4-3 in UFC and is an afterthought, remember where you heard it first.

    • phrankthetank

      Yea, you posted that before, we get it.

      • RubeKegal

        yea, and i’ll continue to do so to the point when he does lose, you remember the name Rube Kegal son!!

        • phrankthetank

          Yea…. Rube k….. Ah crap I already forget who you are

          • RubeKegal

            Ruben Kegal. phrank the skank

          • phrankthetank

            Oh, you’re a clever one

          • MikeMc1983

            I think “I like my meat shaped like a tube,Rube” is hopeing your a skank because he wants to give the tank a loving yank….

            But then again maybe not. I’m a bit tired.

          • RubeKegal

            MikeMc is obviously puffin some doobers down there.

  • D-rail

    Another hyped victim. Stann would be the perfect welcome, then we’ll see what’s in the pudding. Not too keen on 5’9″ 185 muscled trolls.

  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    I can only assume he wants to fight Anderson so he can earn a shot at Señor Chael and his belt.

    Hope Hector has fixed the holes in his gas tank because that’s always been his weak point IMO. He’s looked good fighting 2nd stringers but the jump he’s about to make is a big one and I wonder how he’ll do against the top tier guys. I hope he’s ready because there’s a lot of great potential matches out there for him.

    • phrankthetank

      He counteracts that by being a very patient fighter, he picks his shots. Normally you shut down a guy like that by pushing the pace but with Lombard that most likely equates to getting KOed. It should be interesting to see what happens.

      • RubeKegal

        Yea and Paulo Filho was the man till he came to the U S and A mutha sucka!! Same with Hector Bumtard..

        • phrankthetank

          Who are you again?

          • RubeKegal

            i’m the friggen man

          • phrankthetank

            Yea not ringing a bell

  • fjc1113

    I think Hector will do good in the UFC. Bellator will serve as his WEC. Can’t wait to see him in the octagon

  • http://www.facebook.com/ANNALUCIAMACENO annalucialucia

    AND I WILL PRAYER FOR YOU TO BE THE CHAMPION UFC.
    YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND! I’M SHORE YOU WILL GET THERE.
    ANNA.

  • D-rail

    “I said, DO-YOU-SPEAK-AMERICAN”

    • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

      Don’t be a dick

    • phrankthetank

      American isn’t a language champ

  • D-rail

    Answer the question ANNA!!!

  • MikeMc1983

    Good luck to hector, he better eat his wheaties…

  • D-rail

    Oh my, hasn’t anyone been to the movies lately? I was quoting from a Will Farrel flick hermits. U know there’s a whole world out there outside of MMA u know….