Posted: 7/23/2012 11:24:34 PM
Originally Posted by jonnyg4508
That is odd. Because that is EXACTLY what I call hype.
A guy "hanging" with a HW in PRACTICE.
Fact is Lombard has had trouble with any even decent fighter he has fought. The 3 best fighters he ever fought...he lost to. He has beaten up straight cans from the side of the street for the last few years.
Tad different in the UFC.
You can keep "hearing" that he "hung" with Josh Barnett "once" in PRACTICE. But that mean jack garbage in actual fighting other men who want to take your head off. Not friendly sparring.
it was not "friendly sparring." listen to the erik paulson interview.
apparantly they were both bleeding and the floor had to be periodically mopped from the blood and both guys wouldnt quit. a five minute sparring turned into 32-minutes of violence. barnett was so pissed that he later got lombard in the cage( on a different day) and layed on him with his 260+ pounds, wouldnt let hector up and embarrased him in front of everyone. hector was still enraged two years later that he called out josh(he was in the audience) after he knocked out goodman and they were going to go right then and there that night in hollywood, florida.
any 185 that can hang with josh barnett for 32-minutes of bad-blood war is anything but hype. guy has manhoef power with judo and bjj to go with it.
i posted on shadydude's thread that lombard was overpriced and that tim would be the favorite if he could get past the first round so im not nuthugging on lombard. i just think that hes too small for 185 and could be a force at 170 if he could make the cut. that, and hes getting way too much hate.