Why is Lombard Getting Lower Fighters?

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  1. MMAProfessional

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    It seems like every fight at WW Lombard has dominated his opponent yet he never gets that step up in competition. I mean Shields is a slight step up from Marquardt but I think Burkman is a step down from both fighters. I know he has gotten better and beat a downhill Fitch but even if Lombard beats him it does nothing for Lombard. The only way I could see this doing anything for Lombard is if he has some crazy domination, which is likely but still. According to the UFC rankings (which I know mean nothing to the fans but the UFC somewhat uses them) Lombard is 6 but hasn't faced anyone in the top 15 yet (maybe Jake was at the time). I think they are just trying to set up as many Hendricks v Lawler rematches that they can.
     
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    Came in with a lot of hype and disappointed. Gotta rebuild himself and can't stake a claim as elite just yet
     
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    Because no one above him wants any part of that fight. Very high risk and if you're a higher ranked guy then no reward. They'll eventually have to offer him up to someone as a title eliminator.
     
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    WW is a different division.
    He's 2-0 at WW. 1 of those victories is against a guy that should probably still be considered top 5.
     
  5. Arn

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    People are ducking the Showeather.
     
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    chubbman Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Because the 1-5 guys are all avoiding him like the plague
     
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    I don't see his fights at MW as loses. His opponents just survived him, they didn't defeat him. Both were knocked down at one point.
     
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    Hector "Low" Lombard
     
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    1-5 ducking him, or UFC hates him. That would be what this man thinks:

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    Going from memory, the Boetch fight was a robbery and IMO Hector deserved the decision, but he didn't act with any urgency and didn't "defeat" Tim or Okami either.
     
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    yes, this.
     
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    he got injured and only fought once last year. his own fault. If he stayed active he would have would have gotten a top 5 opponent by now.

    and contrary to delusional fanboys, zero welterweights are scared of him.
     
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    True, if a top 5 guy does beat him all the assholes are just going to claim Hector was overrated/over the hill. Kind of a lose/lose for them.

    Oh well, Dana said he will fight Matt Brown if he wins, and he will smoke Brown. With 2 more wins over Burkman and Brown, I have a hard time seeing the UFC denying him the title shot.
     
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    Shields is a former Strikeforce champ, who fought for the UFC belt. Lombard has only fought twice at WW. I do not understand the Lombard train at all.
     
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    Nobody wants any part of him in the top 5
     
  16. estranged

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    cause the timing and all top fighters were booked no?
     
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    especially with his age, I'm surprised the UFC isn't trying harder to capitalize on his name. Much like Romero, I think their UFC upside (in terms of marketability and longevity) is capped and they would strike while the iron is hot.

    If he wins, maybe his next test is a big jump?
     
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    Yep *cough*Woodley (among other)*cough*
     
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    You seem to be the one who is delusional. It was stated time and time again no one wanted to fight Lombard (woodley) especially . Best bet is after Lombard KO's Burkman they should give him the Champ after Hendricks vs Lawler 3 . Then No one can duck him if he wins the strap.
     
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    pretty much. he is on a rampage if you ask me.
     

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