"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?