Hector Lombard will be returning to middleweight following four fights at welterweight, he announced on social media.
Lombard, who has spent the significant part of his career at 185 pounds, suffered a brutal loss to Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia just over a week ago. The bout, which took place at welterweight, won a Fight of the Night bonus after a highly entertaining back-and-forth battle. Lombard dropped Magny in the opening round and was close to finishing the fight before Magny was able to recover and eventually come back to score a TKO in the third.
Lombard’s tough weight cut may have contributed to his exhaustion before the closing of the first round. ‘Showeather’ has openly discussed his difficulties with making welterweight, especially with the ban of IV’s.
In an Instagram post, Lombard detailed the reasons for his move back to 185, saying, “I asked my body to perform, but I got no reply. When your body says no and stops functioning there is nothing you can do about it.”
The post can be seen below: