Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Hector Lombard recently assessed the promotion's 170-pound division, and outside of some faint praise for reigning division kingpin Robbie Lawler, compliments were few and far between.
Loneliness will do that to you.
Lombard, who is currently serving a disciplinary suspension after getting duped in fight camp, wants to (eventually) fight in Australia, but is having trouble lining up opponents. That includes longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Patrick Cote, winner of two straight.
"I called him out before and he didn't answer," Lombard told Submission Radio. "I called him out twice, he was nowhere to be found, so whatever, man. I wanted to get on the Australian card, I was looking for an opponent. I was supposed to fight Tyron (Woodley), it didn't happen, and then I called him out and he didn't take the fight anyway."
As for the rest of the division?
Carlos Condit is busy fighting Lawler in early 2015 (details), but "Robbie's gonna smash Carlos," according to Lombard. There's always that grudge match with Johny Hendricks after "Bigg Rigg" settles his differences with "The Chosen One" at UFC 192.
"He's just a blanket," Lombard said dismissively, perhaps referring to the five straight fights in which Hendricks has gone to the scorecards. "Showeather" also warned that Rory MacDonald could be a blanket-in-training after getting his face pushed in by "Ruthless" back in July (pic).
Hear his entire interview below:
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