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UFC middleweight Hector Lombard enlists Mike Dolce, but downplays possible move to 170 pounds

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Hector Lombard could be one "boring" loss away from the unemployment line.

His words, not mine.

Despite a reign of terror on the International scene, the Bellator import is just 1-2 since making his Octagon debut last July, sandwiching a technical knockout win over Rousimar Palhares between split decision losses to Tim Boetsch and Yushin Okami.

So much for his potential "Spider" fight.

Following his defeat to "Thunder" earlier this year, "Lighting" struck a deal with famed mixed martial arts (MMA) nutritionist Mike Dolce (see past clients here), which immediately had the forums buzzing about a possible drop to 170 pounds, based on his muscular frame and short stature.

Not so fast.

"I wish I could," Lombard told a fan on his official Facebook page.

He almost did back in 2007, when he was slated to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut against 170-pound contender Karo Parisyan (flashback here). Unfortunately, visa issues kept him out of the country and the former Olympian was forced to move on to other opportunities.

Speaking of which, there's always Mark Munoz if welterweight is not in the cards.

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