Video: Hector Lombard talks about trading punches with Brian Stann at UFC on FOX 4

"It was a very long process but I'm here in the UFC now so that's all that matters. I feel great, I've been waiting for this a very long time. I have a lot of experience, but I'm taking this very seriously, this fight, and a good performance from me is gonna make a statement. My gameplan is to win. I'm not gonna go out there and say I'm gonna stand-up only, I'm gonna go out there to win, no matter what it takes. If I have to grapple, I'll grapple. If it has to go to the ground, we'll go to the ground. At the end of the day, this is MMA."

Because he's been knocking people out left and right, it's easy to forget that newly-signed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Hector Lombard is also a black belt in Judo, with credentials good enough to earn him an Olympic bid back in 2000. That's in addition to his almost two-dozen medals under the International Judo Federation. So with a potential title shot on the line in the main event of UFC on FOX 4 on Aug. 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif., is the former Bellator 185-pound champion going to risk his spot in line by banging it out with the heavy-handed Brian Stann? Or will he try to exploit the "All American's" ground game like Chael Sonnen did late last year?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker