Hector Lombard Reports He’s Headed Back to 185
By FCF Staff
After being stopped by welterweight contender Neil Magny earlier this month, Hector Lombard has announced he’s headed back up to middleweight.
Lombard nearly finished Magny in the opening moments of their UFC FN 85 bout, but he was unable to do so, and Magny came roaring back to finish him in round three.
Recently Lombard announced his decision to return to 185 on Instagram:
Here, I fixed some things. I left everything that I had in my last fight. 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.
I’m very happy to be back fighting at my original weight 185.
Now with no IV allowed, I will be able to fight in a healthier weight for me.
Lombard dropped down to welterweight in 2013 and proceeded to win three straight fights, and was widely regarded as a top contender. Following his win over Josh Burkman last January, however, he tested positive for PEDs and was suspended for a year. The 38 year-old has a record of 34-5-1.