Hector just happens to lack the reach and it's not a boxing ring where he can cut people off. The Octagon is huge. Having to chase people down all the time is taxing.
IE: Against Tim Boetsch. Who wins if the cage was cut in half. You know Lombard probably would have came out on top.
He certainly has the strength, but lacks the reach, fight IQ, and endurance.
He should continue fighting at MW. Moving down weight classes isn't always the answer.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.