Lombard a legit challenger to Silva's throne?

by Kevin Iole | source: sports.yahoo.com
 

Hector Lombard has won 20 in a row, and has gone 24-0-1 in his last 25 bouts.

He enters the UFC with the hope that he might be the guy to knock Silva off his perch.

He'll face Tim Boetsch Saturday at UFC 149. It's obvious that Lombard will be on the fast track to a title shot if he gets past Boetsch.

The UFC is the place to be for ambitious fighters who dream of world-wide recognition as the best. Lombard's long streak is impressive, but it doesn't include anyone in the Top 10.

"This is a different pond, with much bigger fish," Boetsch said. " … There's a much deeper talent pool. The talent level is higher across the board. You don't get easy fights in the UFC."

The 20 wins in a row and the 31 wins in 34 fights won't mean a thing if Lombard doesn't beat Boetsch.

Lombard will get his chance on Saturday, but it might be wise to wait to see how he does before anointing him the next big thing.

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stonepony site profile image  

7/18/12 9:33 PM by stonepony

Crazy.

Gokudamus stole my name site profile image  

7/18/12 2:28 PM by Gokudamus stole my name

Too short

markiz site profile image  

7/18/12 2:27 PM by markiz

Anderson has more time than all of those guys, cuz he's eternal.

Auzzie site profile image  

7/18/12 2:25 PM by Auzzie

Lets see lombard against Vitor or Weidman first.Lombard, Vitor, Weidman, Belcher, Bisping, etc. throw them all in a fucking tournament while Anderson fights Rashad Evans. Then let's see who's still standing.Anderson only has time for the best of the best now.

markiz site profile image  

7/18/12 1:41 PM by markiz

I think the talk about that should start on sunday, not today. I think Lombard vs Silva would be very exciting matchup stylistycally. Fireworks guaranteed, because Lombard has a very agressive style and complete skill set and Anderson is Anderson.

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

7/18/12 1:39 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

Maybe when Hector gets a win under the bright lights.And we have this chat every year.Anderson DOES NOT lose in the UFC.He'd own Hector.

UGCTT_LnPninja site profile image  

7/18/12 1:36 PM by UGCTT_LnPninja

 I think the right answer is somewhere between the peopple saying he is already deserving, and Anderson's camp saying he needs 3 UFC wins first. If he destroys in his first UFC fight I think he should do a #1 contender against Weidman or maybe someone else first. Two legit Top 10 wins in the MW division should be enough for Hector.

Lobo8 site profile image  

7/18/12 1:35 PM by Lobo8

I think he has a better shot than wiedman but silva is too damn good he will probably retire as champion and if he does lose most would say its because of his age and his accumalating injuries.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

7/18/12 1:33 PM by MMALOGIC

 the only threat to Anderson is Weidman and old age.

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7/18/12 1:33 PM by Mitt Romney 2012

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