Rory MacDonald Vs Hector Lombard In The Works For Early 2016

A welterweight fight between Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard is currently being considered for sometime in the early stages of 2016 according to a report last night on the UFC Tonight show. MacDonald is coming off a five round war against Robbie Lawler, coming off second best against the champion for the second time in his career, this time by TKO. Losses to ‘Ruthless’ aside...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald vs. Hector Lombard in early talks for 2016 fight

It looks like Hector Lombard might get his wish when he returns to action in 2016 as preliminary talks have started to match up the former Olympian with Rory MacDonald in a featured welterweight matchup next year. According to a report via UFC Tonight, the fighters are both on board with the matchup but it's still very early in the process to actually making the bout official. Lombard...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard talks about training smarter to prolong his career

Perhaps more than ever, professional athletes in contact sports like mixed martial arts and boxing are thinking about their brain health. Fights and (often more significantly) sparring done in training takes a toll on every fighter, for example, and can really damage their long-term health. Some fighters like recently retired UFC lightweight Jamie Varner are working to get the word...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard no longer wants Patrick Cote, still wants Rory MacDonald

Last year Hector Lombard called Patrick Cote out, for no real apparent reason. After his TKO win over Josh Burkman Sunday in Saskatoon, Cote returned the favor and let Lombard know that he'd be waiting for him when the Cuban was back from his steroid suspension. However, Lombard told UFC Tonight that he is no longer interested in fighting the man he not long ago asked to fight. Lombard...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard: I can fight clean at the highest levels

UFC welterweight Hector Lombard may be suspended until early 2016 after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid, but the former Olympic Judoka still has his mind firmly focused on competing. In a new interview with Submission Radio, the Cuban talks about everything from competing in submission grappling against his gym-war rival Josh Barnett, to heading back to the Olympics...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Fined/Suspended For Postitive Drug Test

When you cheat, you have to pay the cost. This is a lesson Hector Lombard is learning the hard way. On Monday the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) handed down their punishment for Lombard’s failed post UFC 182 test.   Post-fight drug test results revealed that Lombard tested positive for Desoxymethyltestosterone, a designer steroid. As a result, his January 3rd win over...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Handed One Year Suspension For Steroid Use

Hector Lombard has now been officially suspended for a year after testing positive for the illegal anabolic steroid, desoxymethyltestosterone, following his victory over Josh Burkman at UFC 182 back in January. Lombard was also fined $70,000 (includes his full win bonus along with 33% of his fight purse), while his victory has been amended to a no-contest ruling. The 37 year-old’s...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Welterweight Hector Lombard Suspended One Year For Steroid

Hector “Showeather” Lombard (pictured) won’t be showing anything inside the cage until at least January 3, 2016. On Monday, the Nevada Athletic Commission suspended the welterweight one year retroactive to his UFC 182 victory over Josh Burkman. Sorry, did I say “victory”? I meant that bout has been overturned to a no contest. Lombard was also fined his entire win bonus...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard suspended one-year, UFC 183 win overturned

UFC welterweight Hector Lombard faced the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday after testing positive for steroids following his last fight against Josh Burkman at UFC 183 on January 3. Attorney General Christopher Eccles read the accusations being levied against Lombard while also confirmed that the top 10 ranked welterweight admitted to taking the banned substance prior to...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Weekly Recap: Episode 3

This week: Brock talks about the Flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi taking the place of Hector Lombard vs. Rory MacDonald at UFC 186, Anderson Silva getting popped for Anxiety and Insomnia medicine on the day of UFC 183, Rory MacDonald getting his title shot against Robbie Lawler, and the new drug [&hellip No visits yet The post UFC Weekly...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Silva, Diaz & Lombard Temporarily Suspended; Evans-Smith Out For 9 Months

As expected, at a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing yesterday Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz and Hector Lombard were all handed temporary suspensions prior to an official hearing to deal with their individual cases at a later date. Silva was suspended after testing positive for several banned substances in both an out-of-competition drugs test several weeks prior to UFC 183, and...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Silva, Diaz and Lombard temporarily suspended pending disciplinary hearings

The Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting on Tuesday and issued temporary suspensions to three UFC fighters -- Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz and Hector Lombard -- following positive drug test results from January. The motion passed unanimously by the commission for all three fighters to face a temporary suspension until a full disciplinary hearing can be held. The commission...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for UFC Fight Night 60’s Benson Henderson?

A ballsy Benson Henderson did not, I repeat, did not hesitate to call out Canadian psycho and top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald after his impressive victory over Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield, CO this past Saturday night. While UFC President Dana White was quick to squash the MacDonald-Bendo during the post-fight presser, we still do not know whether...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Some thoughts on PED’s in MMA, Anderson Silva, GSP and the UFC

To say that it has been a crazy year so far would be a huge understatement. The Twitter universe has been all a flutter with fans expressing their opinions. They have run the gamut from do not test anybody and just let them fight to test them all. There have of course been all sorts of conspiracy theories. Some claiming that Dana White and the UFC are out to get Anderson Silva for...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Tests Positive For Steroids After UFC 182

The mystery of why UFC 186’s co-main event between Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard was abruptly cancelled has now been solved, and unfortunately it’s not good news. It’s been announced that Lombard failed a post-fight drugs test after his unanimous decision victory over Josh Burkman at UFC 182 on January 3rd, testing positive for the anabolic steroid, desoxymethyltestosterone...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Addresses Hector Lombard’s Failed Drug Test

After yet another one of their fighters failed a drug test, the UFC issued yet another generic statement professing their “strict, consistent policy against illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs.” Let’s just be honest, it’s the same generic release they issue every single time this happens, which is occurring far more often than it should, but with a different name...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard tests positive for banned substance following UFC 182

Hector Lombard is the latest fighter to test positive for banned substances following his fight against Josh Burkman at UFC 182 in Las Vegas on Jan. 3. A Nevada State Athletic Commission report confirmed on Tuesday following an initial story from MMAFighting.com that Lombard failed his fight night drug test with a positive result for desoxymethyltestosterone -- an anabolic steroid...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hector Lombard Tests Positive for Steroid

Another week, another UFC fighter tests positive for a performance-enhancing drug. It’s like a broken record that nobody wants to listen to at this point… UFC welterweight contender Hector Lombard (pictured) is the latest mixed martial artist to flunk a drug test. According to MMAFighting.com, Lombard failed his UFC 182 fight night drug screening for the anabolic steroid desoxymethyltestoster...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186: MacDonald Vs Lombard Canceled; Johnson Vs Horiguchi Set

April 25th’s UFC 186 event in Montreal, Canada has undergone a major change with hometown hero Rory MacDonald no longer fighting Hector Lombard in the co-main event of the evening. At this stage no reason has been given for that fight being scratched from the card, but the UFC have announced a new co-main event for the evening which will see flyweight champion Demetrious ‘Mighty...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186 adds Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi; loses MacDonald vs. Lombard

UFC 186 in Montreal has added a second title fight as a new co-main event with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson facing Kyoji Horiguchi, but the new bout comes at the expense of a welterweight title eliminator that was also scheduled for the show. The original co-main event between Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard has been removed from the upcoming card on April 25 from Montreal...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MacDonald vs. Lombard Out, Johnson vs. Horiguchi in at UFC 186

The bad news: the pivotal welterweight shootout between contenders Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard has been removed from the UFC 186 lineup. The good news: a flyweight title tilt between champion Demetrious Johnson (pictured) and Kyoji Horiguchi will now serve as the show’s new co-main attraction. UFC officials confirmed the swap early Tuesday morning. No explanation was given...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hendricks Vs Brown / MacDonald Vs Lombard To Decide Next 170lb Title Contender

Two major upcoming welterweight fights will establish who gets the next shot at the title according to UFC President Dana White. Recently announced bouts between Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown at UFC 185 on March 14th, and Rory MacDonald Vs Hector Lombard on April 25th feature four of the top six contenders at 170lbs, and it appears that whoever impresses most will go on to fight...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Welterweight Top Contender Spot Up For Grabs Between Hendricks-Brown and MacDonald-Lombard

Death and taxes, those are the only two certainties in life. After getting promised next dibs at the UFC welterweight title in October, only to have the offer withdrawn by UFC president Dana White just two months later, then have White issue the next, next moniker last week, Rory MacDonald will once again have to prove he’s worthy of top contender status. On this week’s edition...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald Vs Hector Lombard In The Works For UFC 186

A welterweight fight between Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard is in the works for UFC 186 in Montreal, Canada on April 25th. The fight is not official yet, but both fighters are believed to have verbally agreed to the showdown which may well serve as a No.1 contender bout at 170lbs. The 25 year-old MacDonald strung together a three-fight winning streak in 2014, defeating Demian...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard needs all three rounds to beat Josh Burkman

Hector Lombard continued his climb up the welterweight rankings although it took the aggressive striker a lot longer to get a win over Josh Burkman than most expected. Lombard (35-4-1, 1 NC) entered the fight on Saturday as a -1200 favorite over Burkman -- the largest of any fighter on the entire UFC 182 card. Known for his blitzing, high octane style early, Lombard fought a more...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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