Do you consider Hector Lombard elite?

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  1. Sickplicity

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    Hector Lombard is currently 32-3-1-1 in MMA.

    - He's never been stopped before.
    - He was riding a 19 fight win streak up until his controversial loss to Tim Boestch.
    - He decimated Rousimar Palhares in his 2nd fight, though Palhares has shown questionable MMA IQ. This was the first time Palhares was unquestionably KO'd. The Marquardt victory was controversial & Alan Belcher shut down all of Palhares' submission attempts which in my eyes I believe Belcher shut down Palhares mentally and Palhares just gave up. Hector just finished up the hype-train that was Palhares brutally.
    - Out of the 19 fight win streak only 4 fights went to a decision & everything else ended in finishes.
    - Hector Lombard is the former Bellator Middleweight Champion.
    - His only other losses other than Boestch were against Gegard Mousasi, a highly regarded LHW & Akihiro Gono. Both losses were at the early stages of his career.

    Do you think he'll go far in the UFC?!
     
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    Yes. I believe he was injured during the Boetsch fight, and I don't see how most guys beat him when he is healthy.

    You should also mention he has a blackbelt in BJJ and is a Judo Olympian
     
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    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    He's one of those fighters who looks like they are elite but they just don't have those top wins to really confirm he is elite. I think he is a top 10 MW and would love to see how he does against the rest of the top 10. I think he is proabbly elite, but until he shuts down some top 10 guys then it's hard to say he truly is.
     
  4. Nihilism

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    Gegard is a MW. They fought at MW, and now he's an undersized LHW.
     
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    Gegard is 220 pounds, that's hardly undersized. He was skinny as crap at MW.




    And yeah, Hector is elite.
     
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    No, I think you have to beat someone elite to be elite.
     
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    Ive seen videos where Gegard is talking about moving to Heavyweight..
     
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    I think he's more of top 10 guy than Stann, even though Stann has the better wins.
     
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    Yea, I consider anyone who actively fights in the UFC to be an elite MMA fighter.
     
  10. Blark

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    Sorta, but he isn't going to get in the title picture at all.
     
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    awww
     
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    Most will disagree but I think he beats anyone in the division other than Anderson Silva
     
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    What's up with Palhares? Sherdoggers were touting him as the man to beat Anderson Silva a couple of fights back yet now he's not even a good win anymore?
     
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    He defeats anyone at MW besides Anderson Silva.
     
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    How much can this guy preacher curl?
     
  18. JayElectra

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    I don't consider him elite yet if we're talking about resume. His skillset may be elite, though.
     
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    very talented, and i could see him beating guys like bisping or stann who are top 10
     
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