Is that why he consistently was out of range until palhares tried to go back inside towards the cage because he didn't know what he was doing or the reason Tim was always out odd range. Lombard follows his opponents along a line. He doesn't cut off the cage. Watch him fight he walks right after the guy as he backs away. If he could cut the cage effectively he wouldn't be left standing looking all the time.
You really think that kind of footwork would even give Anderson a reason to work? Belcher would be able avoid it easily. Anderson would laugh.
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I'm of the opinion he was playing with Rousimar a bit, he threw a few hail mary punches before committing to the kill... fact is, Tim and Rousimar were not confident in trading with Lombard. If they out-moved him so well, they would have landed something decent.
You say Belcher can avoid Lombard's striking... do you mean he can beat him in the pocket? Because I guarantee you he can't. Outpoint him from the outside? You're looking at a repeat of the Tim fight.
Striking with Lombard is a case of get knocked out or look like a ***** trying not to. For me, Anderson is the only exception to this rule in the division.