White: Lombard should fight at 170 lbs.

source: bleacherreport.com

After the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White described the Lombard versus Boetsch fight as “horrible.”  Later, during the media scrum, White declared.

Lombard probably should fight at 170, he made (1)85 easy. He’s short and wide, but I think he can make 70. 70’s no joke either, 70’s a very tough division. This is one of those things, the guy was on a 25-fight win streak, a lot of hype behind him, people have been talking about him forever. Guys that fight in other organizations end up in top ten rankings and it’s a whole other world over here.

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ChaosOverkill site profile image  

7/24/12 10:21 AM by ChaosOverkill

circa305 "He just lost a very close split decision to the number 1 contender at 185 after a 25 fight win streak.... Yea he should drop to 170..."When was Boetsch considered the #1 contender?

IGOTBELCHED site profile image  

7/24/12 10:15 AM by IGOTBELCHED

He's got the power in his hands, the strength and speed, dropping weight is just silly imo, he was stronger than boetsch who is a big 185er, i think 185 i right for him, cutting will just take his power, speed and conditioning.

markiz site profile image  

7/24/12 10:11 AM by markiz

He said he ain't going down.

SKARHEAD site profile image  

7/24/12 10:02 AM by SKARHEAD

170 is a tougher division talentwise and who knows if Lombard would still be Lombard if he lost his muscle size.Think of Baroni when he went down to 170...Wasn't Baroni...He actually did better as an undersized/ blown up 185lber

mr1709 site profile image  

7/24/12 6:47 AM by mr1709

dana is such a fuktard telling fighters what to do again. The other month he said cormier should drop to 205 despite being undefeated and on a tear

whoabro site profile image  

7/24/12 5:58 AM by whoabro

Agree- 170 is much deeper division than 185, no reason to think he would do any better

JoeJoeplata site profile image  

7/24/12 3:22 AM by JoeJoeplata

not until after lombard fights wanderlei. i really want that match up to happen.

swany site profile image  

7/24/12 2:30 AM by swany

as unimpressing as lombard was he deserves a chance at redemption, he can put that one down to octagon jitters , but he is still a top contender in the division

circa305 site profile image  

7/23/12 10:35 PM by circa305

He just lost a very close split decision to the number 1 contender at 185 after a 25 fight win streak.... Yea he should drop to 170...

spliff site profile image  

7/23/12 10:25 PM by spliff

 why? he fought one of the biggest 185ers and was able to stuff his takedowns