Jul 21, 2012; Calgary, AB, CANADA; Hector Lombard and Tim Boetsch (not pictured) prior to the middleweight bout of UFC 149 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Hector Lombard Considering Drop to Welterweight

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UFC middleweight Hector Lombard hasn’t quite lived up to the hype that surrounded him when he entered the UFC on a 24-0-1 streak from 2007-2011.

Lombard stumbled in his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch, before rebounding with a TKO win over Rousimar Palhares. With Lombard poised to go on another run, he dropped a split-decision to Yushin Okami on March 3 and now he is considering a change to restart his career in the organization.

According to a report on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday, Lombard is now contemplating a drop down to 170-pounds to compete in the UFC’s welterweight division.

Lombard has gone to weight-cutting and dieting guru Mike Dolce to see if a drop to 170-pounds would be possible before he makes a final decision.

A move to welterweight could work wonders for Lombard.

He is already a big middleweight with outstanding power, and if he were to drop a weight class he would be a massive man with unmatched power. The only question is whether the 35-year-old’s body will be able to handle cutting the extra weight.

Lombard is still waiting to undergo surgery for a broken nose before resuming a fight camp and looking for another opponent.

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