Lombard: MMA has become a joke
"Look, let me tell you one thing: Even if I had to fight for peanuts in the UFC, I would," he said. "Is that good enough?"
A better question at this point is whether Lombard's contentment is lasting. Bringing up the subject of a previous loss, and the recent news that the man who gave it to him, Gegard Mousasi, is soon likely in the UFC, threatens his peace.
"The funny thing for me is this sport has become a joke," Lombard said. "And no disrespect, but it's become a joke with all these fighters trying to copy Chael Sonnen. OK, Chael was the original, right? It's good for him what he became with all his media trash, which I have respect for him, because he was the first person who came up with the idea. And now, what's this douchebag that's always talking s--- about me? Michael Bisping. He thinks that he's funny. Now, he's just copying him.
"I actually saw him at the elevator, and Michael Bisping has got the smallest hands I've ever seen in my life. He says I'm a midget. OK. Fair enough. But I squeeze his hand – I didn't want to shake his hand, but I said, I don't want to leave you like that because I have a little bit of education – and he was about to cry, so I let it go.
"But let's go back to what I was saying to you from before. Now, everyone has become a professional wrestler. It's just talk, talk, talk. Now, Mousasi says he never trained. Can you believe that? Is that a joke, or what? He used to train with Fedor (Emelianenko). He used to train with M-1. He went to train with [Georges St-Pierre]. Now, here we go, he comes back and says he never trained. I want to put my hands on him before I retire because I need to whoop that kid up."