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MMAJunkie's Steven Marrocco profiles Hector Lombard, ahead of his fight with Yushin Okami at UFC on FUEL 8 Saturday night.

"He's extremely strong, and he has a long reach," said Lombard. "...He's going to come and hug me. I don't want to be hugged, so I've got to punch him."

Lombard wants to beat Okami, and then hopes for a fight with Michael Bisping, who he will be rooting for when "The Count" fights Alan Belcher at UFC 159 in April.

"I hope he wins," said Lombard. "Because he sucks."

Although an Olympic level Judoka, Lombard above all else wants to be exciting. And he fears Okami may push him up against a fence, and smother the heat from the fight.

"I did judo, yes, but I like more real fighting," said Lombard. "I like to be an MMA fighter. A person that I always wanted to be was exciting and be the guy that people like to see because he punches, not go and grapple people."

Should Okami smother him against the cage, Lombard's concerned he might "become boring, and then get cut because you're boring."

"I don't want to do that. I want to go out there and punch him and be exciting."

"I don't care if I get KOd. I just want to punch him left and right."

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3/1/13 9:57 AM
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Good. If the cuts serve to make fighters more exciting I'm all for it. Phone Post
3/1/13 10:01 AM
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Hector's my boy and I have no doubt he'll put on a great show tomorrow.

WAR LOMBARD!

3/1/13 10:12 AM
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He wouldn't be cut for being boring so much as he'd be cut for being a high priced midcarder. They paid good money for him hoping he'd challenge Anderson and if he goes 1-2 to start then it'd be awhile before he got serious contender consideration again.
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"I dont want to be hugged, so Ive got to punch him"

Hahaha Phone Post
3/1/13 10:26 AM
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okami beats lombard,

with reletive ease
3/1/13 10:27 AM
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okami beats lombard,

with reletive ease
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3/1/13 10:32 AM
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okami beats lombard,

with reletive ease
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dunno what that means,

but you wanna bet on it??



im confident
3/1/13 10:38 AM
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Hector should renegotiate his contact. He gets $300,000.00 per fight. Phone Post
3/1/13 10:45 AM
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Why is an Olympic Judoka worried about being grinded? Phone Post
3/1/13 10:47 AM
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Yah man, cut these boring grapplers!

"I don't care if I get KOd. I just want to punch him left and right."

This is what I like to hear. I just want to see two dudes man up, step to the centre of the cage, glue their feet to floor and swing lefts and rights until someone drops. Now thats entertainment.

Strategy? Gameplan? Skill? Versatility? Exciting grappling? FUCK THAT. We don't need that in UFC.

Swing and drop bros. Swing and drop. Let's usher in this new era.
3/1/13 10:51 AM
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jqvwxyz - Yah man, cut these boring grapplers!

"I don't care if I get KOd. I just want to punch him left and right."

This is what I like to hear. I just want to see two dudes man up, step to the centre of the cage, glue their feet to floor and swing lefts and rights until someone drops. Now thats entertainment.

Strategy? Gameplan? Skill? Versatility? Exciting grappling? FUCK THAT. We don't need that in UFC.

Swing and drop bros. Swing and drop. Let's usher in this new era.

YES please rush me my copy of Ultimate Swinging
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jqvwxyz - Yah man, cut these boring grapplers!

"I don't care if I get KOd. I just want to punch him left and right."

This is what I like to hear. I just want to see two dudes man up, step to the centre of the cage, glue their feet to floor and swing lefts and rights until someone drops. Now thats entertainment.

Strategy? Gameplan? Skill? Versatility? Exciting grappling? FUCK THAT. We don't need that in UFC.

Swing and drop bros. Swing and drop. Let's usher in this new era.

Hope this is a joke. If people really wanted to see that then toughman competitions would have been more popular.
Lombard isn't even that aggressive usually, he sits back and tries to counter so he can't complain when people don't feed into his gameplan.
3/1/13 11:08 AM
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jqvwxyz - Yah man, cut these boring grapplers!

"I don't care if I get KOd. I just want to punch him left and right."

This is what I like to hear. I just want to see two dudes man up, step to the centre of the cage, glue their feet to floor and swing lefts and rights until someone drops. Now thats entertainment.

Strategy? Gameplan? Skill? Versatility? Exciting grappling? FUCK THAT. We don't need that in UFC.

Swing and drop bros. Swing and drop. Let's usher in this new era.

Hope this is a joke. If people really wanted to see that then toughman competitions would have been more popular.
Lombard isn't even that aggressive usually, he sits back and tries to counter so he can't complain when people don't feed into his gameplan.
Exactly.

Personally, I want to see technical expertise in the ring. I want to see someone go out and execute a game-plan, that may or may not include going to the ground. I want to see someone that can dominate with skill. I get that the crowd wants an exciting fight, but at what cost? Phone Post
3/1/13 11:35 AM
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Daverr -
okami beats lombard,

with reletive ease
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dunno what that means,

but you wanna bet on it??



im confident
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3/1/13 11:37 AM
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"I dont want to be hugged, so Ive got to punch him"

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3/1/13 11:40 AM
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Yushin has been a shell of his former self since Anderson.  Hector should win this one handily.  I can't agree with him and root for Bisping though.  Belcher will make for a better fight anyway.

3/1/13 11:40 AM
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"I hope he wins...because he sucks"

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3/1/13 12:05 PM
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Bisping will manhandle this roider.
3/1/13 12:08 PM
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Anderson's BBC in my Goku -  Good. If the cuts serve to make fighters more exciting I'm all for it. Phone Post

I'm not really, I want to know whose the best, and want to see guys fight to their potential.

Some guys will be exciting, some will be boring, but i'd like to see who is the best.

Slug fests are great, but sometimes they aren't the best choice for a fighter.

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I don't see why high level guys can't start getting contracts written with a little more protection

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"He's going to come and hug me. I don't want to be hugged" that explains why he's a gym bully. The guy doesn't like hugs lol Phone Post
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And thus started the long slide where MMA slowly became pro-wrestling. (I can't be the only one thinking this seeing all these articles).
3/1/13 2:30 PM
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Fans have bitched for years about perceived "Boring fighters" and how they will never buy a PPV if their list of boring fighters are on it.

Then they bitch when fighters get released for "being boring".


Which way do you want it?
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