Photo of Hector Lombard (right) by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting
Hector Lombard wants to make a statement in his fight against Tim Boetsch at the upcoming UFC 149: "Faber vs. Barao" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Saturday night (July 21, 2012) at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
And that statement is, "I've completely lost my mind."
That's because "Shango" said he would "100 percent" turn down a fight against Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title if he's able to beat out "The Barbarian" in "Cow Town" this weekend, all to settle a score with former division contender Mark Munoz., who's coming off a decisive loss to Chris Weidman earlier this month.
From his interview with MMACanada.net:
"I'm focused on this fight. I'm focused on Saturday night. After that, I gotta call Mark Munoz out. I focus on the fight now and I focus on Mark Munoz after. That's my goal. I'm gonna make a statement no matter what. But after that, I'm gonna beat up Mark Munoz. He's been talking a lot of trash about me. I'm one of those fighters that I don't like to talk about any fighter, I focus on myself. When I see people do it, they do the wrong things, I have to do something about it. I don't want to talk about him, I just want to fight him."
See the anti-Lombard comments from Munoz right here.
The former Bellator Middleweight Champion talks more about his fight against Boetsch, how he's evolved as a fighter over the past five years plus a whole lot more, after the jump.
Sensitive fighter is sensitive.
This is getting a little nutty. Anderson Silva wants to fight Luke Rockhold and Hector Lombard wants to fight Mark Munoz. What's going on here?