Hector Lombard might return to 185 after the Marquardt fight
Hector Lombard is currently battling weight issues with just two days remaining before the official weigh in of his upcoming fight with Nate Marquardt
Former Bellator middleweight titleholder Hector Lombard is already facing a major challenge before his welterweight debut has even begun. It was revealed in UFC Tonight that Lombard is struggling to make the transition to welterweight with just days away before the official weigh in of his UFC 166 showdown against Nate Marquardt.
Lombard, who is a top prospect before competing in UFC, has previously stated that it would be impossible for him to drop to 170. However, he decided to make the transition after going 1-2 in his UFC campaign. Lombard made his UFC debut with a disappointing loss to Tim Boetsch in a fight that snapped his 25-fight winning streak. He bounced back with a first round KO over the infamous Rousimar Palhares but he would again drop a decision to Yushin Okami in his subsequent bout.
Lombard owns 18 KOs in his 32 wins and a lot of people are wondering on how the weight cut would affect his vaunted KO power. All those questions will be answered this weekend when Lombard faces former Strikeforce welterweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Nate Marquardt in the Fox Sports 1 preliminary cards of UFC 166.
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