Lombard: UFC wanted me to drop to welterweight

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hector Lombard recently revealed that he would be dropping to the welterweight division to fight Nate Marquardt. The decision, however, was not his he revealed on today’s edition of the MMA Hour:

“That wasn’t my plans, UFC wanted me to go to 170. They believe that I have, that I will perform better at 170 than 185. I have to do what the bosses say you know. Can’t argue with the bosses. If it were up to me, I would have stayed at 185. I have to be disciplined and I have to do what they want me to do. I’ve been training hard and I think I will be able to make it and I will be able to perform better that way. “That wasn’t my plans, UFC wanted me to go to 170.”