Josh Burkman: Hector Lombard is the one who should be worried

When Josh Burkman steps inside the Octagon next Saturday night at UFC 182 it will be the first time he's fought for the promotion in over six years. Originally a member of The Ultimate Fighter season 2, Burkman had a long career with the promotion that ended with a rather dull thud when he dropped four out of five fights including a three fight losing streak that signaled the end...
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American Top Team's welterweight problem

The mood was festive backstage after UFC 181 among American Top Team (ATT) members. The South Florida mega team had just earned their first ever world title with Robbie Lawler's welterweight title win over Johny Hendricks, and the entire squad was on cloud nine. There was an ATT elephant in the buoyant room, however. Of course, we're talking about ATTs welterweight problem. There...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texts from last fight: UFC 181 edition

With the assistance of comedian Adam Hunter of MMA Roasted, FOX Sports has obtained the transcript of a private group text message that transpired Saturday night during UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II. The texts were exchanged between Dana White, Hector Lombard, Alistair Overeem and more. Warning: the screenshots below contain strong language and extremely poor taste.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard still wants Tyron Woodley bout: 'I don't call him a training partner'

Hector Lombard might have a fight booked. Tyron Woodley might have a fight booked. But Lombard still wants a piece of Woodley sometime in the future. Lombard challenged Woodley to a fight over the summer. Woodley turned down the bout offer from the UFC, because he said he and Lombard are teammates at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. Lombard takes umbrage with that assertion...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Burkman Re-Signs With The UFC

Josh Burkman is on his way back to the UFC. The 33 year-old fighter re-signed with the company and was immediately booked to fight Hector Lombard at UFC 182. UFC President Dana White announced the news via Twitter. After winning 6 of his last 7, Josh Burkman makes UFC return at UFC 182 Jan 3rd in Las Vegas against #6 welterweight Hector Lombard — Dana White (@danawhite) October...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Burkman Returns To UFC; Fights Hector Lombard At UFC 182

TUF season 2 competitor Josh Burkman has officially returned to the UFC some six years after he last fought for the promotion. Burkman produced a 5-5 run in his first stint in the UFC, eventually leaving after a three-fight losing streak. However, he’s produced a 9-2 record since then and had become one of the key fighters on the World Series Of Fighting promotion’s roster...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Burkman returns to face Hector Lombard at UFC 182

It's been six years since Josh Burkman graced the UFC Octagon but the former Ultimate Fighter season 2 competitor is back on the roster with a matchup against top 10 ranked welterweight Hector Lombard at UFC 182 on January 3, 2015. UFC president Dana White first announced Burkman re-signing with the promotion earlier in the day on Friday and then confirmed the bout against Lombard...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Battles Josh Burkman at UFC 182

The ink hadn’t even dried on Josh Burkman’s new UFC contract yet, but that didn’t stop the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion from issuing Burkman his first assignment. “The People’s Warrior” will battle Hector Lombard (pictured) at UFC 182. The January 3 event is expected to take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lombard was hoping...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Moves Past Tyron Woodley, Calls Out Matt Brown

Now that it’s crystal clear American Top Team teammate Tyron Woodley doesn’t want to tango, Hector Lombard (pictured) is on the hunt for a different opponent. With a new nickname in tow, Lombard went from “Lightning” to Showeather,” the welterweight has now set his sights on Matt Brown. “Still waiting for you @IamTheImmortal make it happen @ufc @danawhite,” Lombard...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Brown: "I'm not scared to fight anybody"

The UFC was looking for an opponent to face Hector Lombard at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Australia and when Tyron Woodley declined to take the bout, UFC president Dana White called on top 10 ranked welterweight Matt Brown instead. Brown was fresh off a five round war with Lombard's teammate Robbie Lawler in July where he suffered a hand injury that forced him to the sidelines...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Ben Askren too good for the UFC?

Ben Askren controlling the back of his opponent while landing unanswered strikes. The UFC has done a phenomenal job over the years bringing in the best mixed martial arts talent from around the world. Names like Hector Lombard, Alistar Overeem, and Jose Aldo are just a few of the all-star fighters they have bulked up their roster with. Heck, they just signed Eddie Alvarez, the most...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Tyron Woodley will not get a title shot anytime soon

Tyron Woodley has talked a lot about title shots recently but seems on a mission to make sure he never gets one. Coming off of an impressive first round finish of Dong Hyun Kim, he moved up into the number three spot in the rankings behind only Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. In theory, this would put him poised to fight for the title in early 2015. Instead, he is moving further...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite Being Called ‘Two-Faced Phony,’ Tyron Woodley Still Wants No Part of Hector Lombard

Want to know the definition of awkward? Check out a practice session at American Top Team. According to UFC president Dana White, Hector Lombard desperately wants to fight Tyron Woodley (pictured), but Woodley said last weekend after quickly disposing of Dung Hyun Kim that he can’t face Lombard because they’re “teammates.” Woodley then provided a different excuse Friday...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Claims Tyron Woodley Is Running Scared From Hector Lombard

Dana White has revealed that the UFC have been attempting to put together a major welterweight fight between top 6 contenders Tyron Woodley and Hector Lombard, but have been unsuccessfuly because Woodley, “wants nothing to do with Hector.” White said he first approached Woodley about fighting Lombard in Australia in December after his 61 second TKO against Dong Hyun Kim at UFC...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard wants the winner of Rory Macdonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Following an injury that pushed him out of his bout on August 20 in China, Hector Lombard is eye balling a return to action and he wants to face the winner of the upcoming welterweight fight between Tarec Saffiedine and Rory MacDonald. Lombard was originally scheduled to face Dong Hyun Kim at next weekend's UFC Fight Night card in Macau, China, but a back injury forced him to bow...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Shields Vs Ryan Ford Headlines WSOF 14

Former UFC fighter Jake Shields will headline World Series Of Fighting 14 in Canada on October 11th against Ryan Ford. The 35 year-old Shields will be making his WSOF debut after being released from the UFC back in March after a one-sided decision loss to Hector Lombard. Prior to that Shields had been undefeated in four fights, and while his performances hadn’t set the Octagon...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UFC Title Contender to Make WSOF Debut

Former UFC title contender, Jake Shields (29-7-1), was supposed to have made his World Series of Fighting debut versus Jon Fitch on July 7, but was forced to withdraw due to a training injury. He will make his debut on October 11th in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Coincidentally, the hometown of his opponent Ryan Ford (22-4-0). Shields has won three out of his last four fights, but...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz signs extension, Anderson Silva eyeing Super Bowl super fight

Nick Diaz back. The UFC announced on Thursday, July 24 via UFC.com that former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has signed a three-fight contract extension with the world’s leading MMA promotion. Diaz returns to the UFC after a roughly 15-month self-imposed layoff from competitive mixed martial arts. The 30-year-old last fought at UFC 158 in a welterweight title fight...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New Dana White Interview From Hong Kong

Below you’ll find an interview with Dana White from Hong Kong where’s currently promoting the UFC’s August ‘Fight Night’ event in Macau. In the interview, courtesy of MMA-In-Asia.com, White discusses Tyron Woodley replacing Hector Lombard at the event, the possibility of the UFC signing up BJJ tournament Metamorsis to the Fight Pass service and the UFC’s plans for the...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Injured, Tyron Woodley In Against Dong Hyun Kim

An undisclosed injury has forced Hector Lombard (pictured) out of his August 23 scrap against Dong Hyun Kim. No need to fear, because Tyron Woodley is here. The former Strikeforce star has agreed to serve as substitute in Macau. UFC president Dana White announced the switcheroo late Monday night via Twitter. It is unknown how long Lombard will be forced to ride the pine. Woodley...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Out; Tyron Woodley Vs Dong Hyun Kim Now Set For UFN 48

An undisclosed injury has forced Hector Lombard out of his welterweight fight with Dong Hyun Kim which had been pencilled in as the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau on August 23rd. Dana White announced yesterday while in Macau to promote the event that Kim will stay on the card and now faces Tyron Woodley instead. Woodley is coming off a disappointing unanimous decision...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz Interested In Fight With Anderson Silva

During an interview on Monday for MMAFighting.com, Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares said that his client is up for a fight with Nick Diaz. The question is whether Diaz would be interested in the fight, since he is currently retired. On last night’s UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that he talked to Diaz on his thoughts regarding a possible Silva showdown. The former Strikeforce...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Returns To The Venetian Macao To Host Second Fight Night Of 2014

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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Le vs. Bisping

UFC Fight Night: Le vs. Bisping When: August 23rd, 2014 Where: Macau, China How: TBD Who: Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Vs Dong Hyun Kim In The Works For UFC Fight Night in China

A welterweight fight between Hector Lombard and Dong Hyun Kim is rumored to have been targeted by the UFC for a Fight Night event in China on August 23rd. Just the other day Lombard had called out the high-flying Matt Brown, but it seems the promotion has other plans for the former Bellator middleweight champion who’s currently ranked No.7 in the welterweight division after wins...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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