Dana White: We'll probably end up with Hector Lombard

source: ape12a

 Not every fight in mixed martial arts is in the cage.

It appears a fight may be brewing over Middleweight Hector Lombard, who has not lost a fight in nearly six years, and is currently under contract with Bellator.

UFC President Dana White interviewed at UFC on Fuel in Sydney, Australia.

"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."

Bellator Chairman/CEO Bjorn Rebney, in an exclusive interview with MMAMania.

"Hector remains our champion right now. We are in the midst of a pretty substantial negotiation relative to his future with the organization. I've said many times I think he's the best middleweight in mixed martial arts so it's not an easy negotiation by any stretch of the imagination.

"We've got the right to match on any deal. We're either gonna sign him before he goes out the to marketplace or he's going to go out to the marketplace and we're gonna have a determination as to whether we're gonna match or not match and we're gonna see where it ends up. I

"love the guy and he's an awesome talent. He's been nothing but a pure pleasure for me to work with. He's been a great guy for me to work with and he's done everything we've asked him to do and every time I've put him in a cage, he's knocked people silly. You can't really ask for more than that from a guy."

From: Lil P
Member Since: 9/16/08
Posts: 383
I actually heard a rumor around the gym that his championship clause with Bellator was up and he was heading to the UFC. Guess it might be true after all

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JOSH1 site profile image  

3/13/12 8:12 AM by JOSH1

Wrong Josh lol

Atkinson site profile image  

3/12/12 10:01 AM by Atkinson

Lol Josh.. I know who you are now.. Outta lions den KG

JOSH1 site profile image  

3/12/12 8:27 AM by JOSH1

I was lucky to be at CFC 12 when Hector was awarded his black belt that night!Cant wait till he joins the UFC and test himself with the best!

Jahmal site profile image  

3/10/12 2:56 AM by Jahmal

 Hector is a BJJ and Judo BB.  His ground game is solid

carcaju site profile image  

3/9/12 11:52 PM by carcaju

To be fair, I have heard MANY stories about his dickish behaviour in the gym straight from the people he has done it to. I'm not gonna trash the guy, but I wouldn't have made that comment if I didn't know what I was talking about. Either way, I do wish him good luck and hope he fights top competition.

TheAlchemist site profile image  

3/9/12 11:25 PM by TheAlchemist

 leave it up to a 10'r to totally blow a joke.

If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much site profile image  

3/9/12 5:51 PM by If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much

For those talking about BFCs chance to resign him or match UFCs offer.Simple answer: Poison PillIt's a term in NFL for RFA where a team will put something in a contract which states something the other team can not provide, thus eliminating the chance they will match it. In this case the UFC can say a 6 fight deal over 3 years and 2 fights must be in Australia and the other 4 must be in Las Vegas, NV (@mgm or mandalay bay) or the per fight value of the deal triples. This way BFC can't match it because they are not going to promote shows in Australia or multiple shows in Vegas.

JOSH1 site profile image  

3/8/12 10:28 PM by JOSH1

that`ll be a nice fight!

Drhydro site profile image  

3/8/12 11:58 AM by Drhydro

Lombard vs Bisping winner gets next title shot sounds good to me.I am not a Bisping fan at all actually hate the cocky fucker but he did impress me in his last fight vs Sonnen.

Atkinson site profile image  

3/8/12 11:42 AM by Atkinson

That fight was actually going to happen a while back but Palhares had visa issues.