Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Hector Lombard has plenty of free time on his hands, thanks to a one-year suspension by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) in the wake of a failed steroids test back at UFC 182 in Las Vegas.
One "Showeather" attributes to a careless Olympian.
And since the former Bellator champion is looking to stay active with a planned pit stop in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) tournament in August, Lombard is also hoping to use his time off to compete in a beef-squashing match against Josh Barnett under the Metamoris banner, according to his recent comments on Submission Radio.
"I've actually been calling Josh Barnett out so we can have a fight at Metamoris. I gotta be fair. He's been making good comments about me lately. I kind of like to squash the beef between us... I have nothing against him anymore. I kind of just let it flow. But I do, you know if the opportunity comes and we can compete in a grappling competition with Metamoris or any grappling competition, I would be more than happy to compete against Josh. That's for sure... With all due respect, I see myself winning. I don't see him beating me, and I hope that one day Metamoris can make that fight happen."
Barnett competes at heavyweight, compared to welterweight for Lombard.
The beef stems from a couple of past incidents when the former "Babyface Assassin" tried to bully Lombard inside the gym. Unfortunately for the catch-wresting phenom, "Showeather" -- who refused to "suck up" to the longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran -- was able to get the better of both exchanges. Now he wants to prove it on the grappling mats.
Your move, Mr. "Warmaster."