Hector Lombard: Jake Shields is boring, hurts the sport


The last three fights of UFC 171 feature some pivotal welterweight match-ups including Hector Lombard taking on Jake Shields. Lombard is ready for an exciting fight from his end, but is prepared for what could be potentially a boring fight with Shields:

"I believe he's a great fighter. His record speaks for itself. He beat a who's who of the sport. But, he's boring," Lombard said flatly when asked for his appraisal of Shields. "This is a sport where you have to entertain fans.

"Because at the end of the day, this is the entertainment business. It's not like the win business. It's like, go up there, show your skills and knock people out. He doesn't have that."

While Shields has competed in a several prominent bouts over the course of his UFC career, most notably a 2011 title challenge against Georges St-Pierre at Toronto's 55,000-seat Rogers Centre, one would need to gaze all the way back to mid-2009 to find the 35-year-old's most recent stoppage win.

Now, coming off back-to-back split decisions, Shields has been given the task of facing Lombard, whose drop down to 170 pounds has thus far paid dividends in the form of a first-round knockout of Nate Marquardt at UFC 166.

The Cuban-Australian is a ferocious opponent, certainly, but one still ranked outside the promotion's top-10. Although if you ask Lombard, there's a reason behind the UFC's curious matchmaking.

"He's boring," Lombard repeated of Shields. "He's boring. That's the truth. I don't like to see him fight and I'm a fan of fighting. I'm a fight fan. That's the way it is, man."

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Bann site profile image  

3/13/14 5:46 PM by Bann

Lombard threw 12 punches and none of them landed while Timmeh threw 100 punches with none of them landing. Decision Timmeh!

VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

3/13/14 5:06 PM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

I saw Tim win. I also watched Okami put his balls on Lombard's chin and punch him in the face from mount in his next fight.

SensoriaUtopia site profile image  

3/13/14 5:06 PM by SensoriaUtopia

Tim ran from Lombard, and the fight was either a draw, or a Lombard win, crazy, but not out of the ordinary given how bad MMA judges score fights. Shit fight, complete waste of time watching that blase dance

Swooper site profile image  

3/13/14 4:56 PM by Swooper

Wtf Tim RAN from him the whole fight.Don't know what fight you watched.

Skillrules site profile image  

3/13/14 4:48 PM by Skillrules

Lombard is 36.

babbling monkey site profile image  

3/13/14 12:30 PM by babbling monkey

Lomards performance against Boetsch was bad for the sport too. Just sayin.

MisterMr site profile image  

3/13/14 11:29 AM by MisterMr

War Shields.

Mertvaya Ruka site profile image  

3/13/14 6:55 AM by Mertvaya Ruka

Shield is 35? Lombard could well be the beginning of the end for Jake.

Devlin site profile image  

3/13/14 6:41 AM by Devlin

i dont think it came out iirc, someone put it as a question on his reddit ama and he didnt respond.

BooZe site profile image  

3/13/14 6:11 AM by BooZe

That sticky icky.


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