Hector Lombard Eyes Potential Carlos Condit Match Up

Take notice UFC welterweight division, Hector Lombard isn’t waiting around. Fresh from his first round knockout of Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt at UFC 166, Lombard (33-4-1-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is hungry for another victim.

We saw glimpses of the old Hector Lombard at UFC 166 when he made his welterweight debut by running through vetera Marquardt in under two minutes. The fight was dubbed ‘loser leaves the UFC’ by MMA media, as both fighters had one win in their last three bouts, showing an incredible degree of inconsistency.

Many fans were expecting a close affair. Lombard, a former multiple judo gold medalist and former Bellator middleweight champion, left no doubt in people’s minds who was the better man at the end of the bout. He used his speed and footwork to chase down Marquardt before a flurry of hard punches left ‘The Great’ out cold on the mat.

Less than two weeks after the fight, Lombard has his eyes set on future opponents. Recently speaking to BJPenn.com, Lombard had this to say.

“I think that Carlos Condit is high ranked, right? OK, I’ll take Carlos Condit.”

Condit (29-7-0 MMA) is currently scheduled to fight Matt Brown at UFC ON FOX 9, in what is expected to be a number one contender bout. Lombard also expressed his desire to fight Martin Kampmann (20-7 MMA), who is coming off a fourth round TKO loss to Condit. Kampmann is currently ranked 7th in the UFC welterweight rankings and doesn’t have a bout booked for the future.

But coming off two losses, it may be unlikely the two would be matched together. When asked about comparing himself to the UFC’s dominant welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Lombard had this to say:

“I don’t want to talk about that, because you know, I have a long time to get there, I want to get one of those guys (Condit or Kampmann) first.”

Lombard may be a long way from a title shot, but if he follows his last performance up with something similar against an opponent like Condit or Kampmann, his goal may not be too far out of reach.

 


9 Comments

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    DeeJaySlyTee

    October 31, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Good match up! This is a toss up!

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    enjoylife321

    October 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I was hoping that Lombard would be a late call up to the Australian December fight night card. There was a teasing at the press conference that the UFC would try and get him on.
    The Fight night card is almost sold out so I don't hold out much hope he will be on that card being only 6 weeks out.

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    Dabs

    October 31, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    If he destroys Condit give him GSP…if Condit destroys him, give him the GSP rematch. Would be a good number one contender's bout if GSP beats Hendricks because Rory is the only other obvious number one contender. Fogedabout Shields for now…

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    falcon4917

    October 31, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    This is a bad match for Condit in my opinion. Same with Kampman.

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    D

    October 31, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I could see Condit using a similar gameplan to the one he used against Diaz. He has a longer reach advantage and a more diverse striking arsenal than Lombard. IMO Lombard will need a KO to win this. Condit will pick him apart if not.

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    highkick12

    November 1, 2013 at 3:40 am

    This looks like a potential great fight!

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    nimbleweed

    November 1, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I was thinking the same Mousasi… Condit could enter into one of his thrillers and the outcome would be a toss up and the bout 100 miles an hour or he can weigh up the risk and impact of a potential KO loss and implement the calculated game plan approach which worked against Diaz and at least took Big Rigg the distance.

    As a potential fire work display fight though… would be incredible to watch!! Both have lights out finishing ability and both smell blood like a pair of white sharks.

    Lombard sits a little too far down the brimming division at the moment to be calling out top 5 opponents but when he wins he does so in a fashion that catapults him onto a hype train…

    Love the WW division right now!

    Lombard v Brown would be just as entertaining too… maybe he fights the loser of Condit/ Brown?

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    sporattik

    November 1, 2013 at 11:05 am

    He may as well wait till St. Pierre beats Hendricks after a 5 round decision, and then fight Hendricks in a battle of heavy hands where someone will definitely be getting KTFO !!!

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