Dana White was discussing Hector Lombard recently in an interview where White talked about how impressed he is with Lombard's run outside of the UFC and the possibility that if he performs impressively in his debut at UFC 149 later this summer in Calgary, he could be fighting for the title in his second fight in the UFC.
Speaking via MMAJunkie.com, White said:
“We’re definitely looking at Hector. Hector’s had an incredible streak outside the UFC. We’ll see how he does here in the UFC. When you think about it, Anderson Silva came into the UFC (and) nobody thought Anderson Silva was this fighting genius and could possibly be the greatest of all time. He fought Chris Leben his first fight. His second fight was for the title (against Rich Franklin). He looked so impressive, and if you’re that much further above your entire weight class you’ll notice when (Lombard) goes in there and fights if he looks really great. Then yeah – he’ll probably get the next title shot.”
Will Lombard follow in the footsteps of Anderson Silva who also fought for the title in only his second fight in the UFC had smashed Champ Rich Franklin impressively to win the belt, a belt he has since defended 9 times over a span of almost 7 years?
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