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Old 12-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hector Lombard addresses Palhares's talk about broken foot, believes it is karma.

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Hector Lombard: Palhares' broken foot was 'karma' for 'intentionally' breaking people's legs


After Hector Lombard KO'd Rousimar Palhares at UFC on FX 6, "Toquino" put out word that his performance was impaired by a broken foot he suffered early in the bout. Lombard was not amused and made a point of responding in the media.

MMA Mania's Brian Hemminger spoke to Lombard:

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I didn't want to say anything but "Toquinho" has been saying he fought with a broken foot and I just wanted to tell him that he broke his foot in the fight, and that doesn't count. If he went into the fight with a broken foot, that's another thing, but he went to the fight healthy and he broke his foot in the fight and that doesn't count. Sort of like if you get KO'd in a fight, that doesn't count. Now if you go to the fight with a concussion, it counts, but if you get KO'd in the fight, it doesn't count.

He went to the fight healthy and was kicking me and I checked all his kicks with my knee and he broke his foot. That's why I wanted everybody to reach out to me because he didn't enter the fight with a broken foot. He got injured during the fight.

It's karma. He intentionally breaks people's foot, intentional breaks people's arms, intentional. He knows that people tap but after people tap, he still pulls and is breaking and ripping their legs and their arms out and it's unreal. I don't understand. If you look at most of his fights in Abu Dhabi, the guys after they tap, he's still breaking and ripping their legs apart. And now, I believe it's karma for all the stuff he's done in the past, coming back to him.
It is weird seeing him talk about Palhares like that, because as far as I know, weren't there a few reports on Lombard being a bully in the gym?

For those who wants to read up further on the interview:

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Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): You mentioned that you're going to start doing your training camps in Australia from now on. Are you still going to be doing your regular training with American Top Team before going to Australia to specifically prepare for fights?

Hector Lombard: Yeah, for sure I'll be training at ATT and when I am ready for a fight, I'll go back to Australia. But if the fight is in America, I reckon I'll just stay there and train. If the fight is in another country, I will train for it in Australia.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): You put out a message a couple days ago asking for interviews ASAP. Was there a specific reason you wanted to talk to the media, like something you wanted to get off your chest?

Hector Lombard: I didn't want to say anything but "Toquinho" has been saying he fought with a broken foot and I just wanted to tell him that he broke his foot in the fight, and that doesn't count. If he went into the fight with a broken foot, that's another thing, but he went to the fight healthy and he broke his foot in the fight and that doesn't count. Sort of like if you get KO'd in a fight, that doesn't count. Now if you go to the fight with a concussion, it counts, but if you get KO'd in the fight, it doesn't count.

He went to the fight healthy and was kicking me and I checked all his kicks with my knee and he broke his foot. That's why I wanted everybody to reach out to me because he didn't enter the fight with a broken foot. He got injured during the fight.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): This isn't the first time Palhares has had excuses for his losses either. He claimed Nate Marquardt was greasing when he couldn't get a good grip on his leg. Do you think he had trouble accepting defeat?

Hector Lombard: Yeah, everybody knows he was saying before this fight that the preparation for this fight was the best he ever had, that he was in the best shape of his life and there was no way he was going to lose this fight. Now he's coming out with the excuses again.

When they asked me what my preparation was like before my last fight against Tim Boetsch, I said it was okay. I didn't say I had the best preparation, the best training camp, I felt like I was in the best shape of my life, whatever. I just said I felt okay. He went ahead and was saying how good he was feeling, how good the energy was around him and stuff like that and now you see what he's saying.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): Did you feel like the broken foot was almost karma for him after all the injuries he's inflicted on his opponents throughout his career?

Hector Lombard: You're exactly right. It's karma. He intentionally breaks people's foot, intentional breaks people's arms, intentional. He knows that people tap but after people tap, he still pulls and is breaking and ripping their legs and their arms out and it's unreal. I don't understand. If you look at most of his fights in Abu Dhabi, the guys after they tap, he's still breaking and ripping their legs apart. And now, I believe it's karma for all the stuff he's done in the past, coming back to him.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): In your fight against Palhares, you looked really explosive, powerful and quick. Did you feel like this was the Hector Lombard at 100 percent, who's not entering a fight injured, that that's the guy the UFC paid for?

Hector Lombard: Yeah, I didn't have excuses for this fight. I felt great. My preparation was really good. I was surrounded by people that love me and everybody was encouraging me. It was a great feeling. I love to fight in Australia. That was one thing weighing in my favor and I'm really happy with my performance.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): UFC is planning to come to Australia at least once every year. If you had it your way, would you make sure to fight in Australia every time they go there?

Hector Lombard: Of course. On this card, I wasn't even going to fight on it but I begged the UFC to put me on and I have to thank the UFC for giving me the opportunity. I'm very happy.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): After the fight, you mentioned you wanted to fight both Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz. Those are guys that have had negative things to say about you since you signed with the UFC, is that your primary motivation for wanting to fight them?

Hector Lombard: Of course. I never talk bad about any fighter so anybody I would like to fight is because they said something. They're trying to be like Chael Sonnen. I'm just getting irritated that they're acting like Chael Sonnen. Now it's fashionable to talk about me or other guys. If the Mark Munoz or Bisping fights happen, it would be a dream come true for me.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): Do you feel like Sonnen is a bad influence on MMA, with some fighters trash talking more or stuff like that?

Hector Lombard: I'll say one thing, I believe Chael Sonnen is funny. All the stuff that he does, he comes out with some funny stuff. I don't think he's a bad influence in MMA. He created a style that no one had before but I believe the rest of fighters that try to copy him are a joke. They need to come up with something different. You can't copy a guy who's already come up with something original. I think Chael Sonnen is funny. I don't think he's a bad influence on MMA but Bisping is. He spits on people and stuff like that. That's my opinion.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): Bisping thinks he's getting the next title shot if he beats Vitor Belfort in his next fight. If you had your way, would you rather force him to have to fight you first?

Hector Lombard: It depends on what the UFC's plans are. If he gets a title shot after the Belfort fight, good for him. If he gets the shot, win or lose, I still want a piece of him. Let's make that fight happen.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): Before your UFC debut they were building you up as a title contender. Do you feel like you're back to the same level now after the knockout of Palhares?

Hector Lombard: I don't want to rush things. I will take it one fight at a time and we'll go from there. If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen.

Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): You didn't come out of your fight against Palhares with any injuries, so if all goes well, would you like to get a fight quick in 2013?

Hector Lombard: Yeah, yeah. For me, I'm going to spend the holidays for a moment with my family, my mom who's in America with me but I'll start training again in January and I want to get a fight out of the way early in 2013.
Man I would love to see Lombard vs Munoz. Would be good to see him go on a tear in 2013.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm glad someone finally came out and said it. Paul Harris always goes above and beyond to hurt his opponents.
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Lombard is a notorious gym bully.

Jacob Volkmann went to ATT once to work out and people told him to stay away from Lombard, Lombard asked him to wrestle with him and Lombard got pissed at him because they were hand fighting and Lombard punched him and started screaming at him, he also goes hard on rookies. Dude is a nutcase.
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lombard is actually a pretty cool guy outside of training. I met him and he was very nice to me, gave me his autograph and even gave me his number without me asking. you just have to read some of his other interviews to get an idea how nice the guy is. just a beast in training

to stay on topic, I agree with his take on paul harris. dude kicked lombard in the knee right before getting TKOed
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Lombard is a notorious gym bully.

Jacob Volkmann went to ATT once to work out and people told him to stay away from Lombard, Lombard asked him to wrestle with him and Lombard got pissed at him because they were hand fighting and Lombard punched him and started screaming at him, he also goes hard on rookies. Dude is a nutcase.
Only the notorious fighters call him out. Remember Volkmann's the same guy that almost went to jail over his Obama rants. Barnett and Babalu the other guys that have complained about Hector are not above reproach.

I always question motivations of guys that call out training partners in the media.
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Well unless it's a crazy inside joke or rumor there have been many different people who have been affiliated with ATT or trained there that all share that sentiment. Either way though I can't wait to see him get back in the octagon.
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Lombard seems like a bit of a nutcase.
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I hope he strings a few wins together and shakes the division up. Actually I just want to see everyone knock Bisping out. Everyone.
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Well unless it's a crazy inside joke or rumor there have been many different people who have been affiliated with ATT or trained there that all share that sentiment. Either way though I can't wait to see him get back in the octagon.
Multiple sources out of a single gym still equals hearsay.

Palhares' penchant for cranking on people's joints after they tap is well documented though.

I have no problem believing Lombard is a crazy asshole, but I know for a fact Palhares is.
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Multiple sources out of a single gym still equals hearsay.

Palhares' penchant for cranking on people's joints after they tap is well documented though.

I have no problem believing Lombard is a crazy asshole, but I know for a fact Palhares is.
well, it's not exactly the same thing either

Palhares is, allegedly, inflicting serious injuries just for the fun of it.

I'm not sure everyone who faced Lombard over at ATT has come out with a broken limb and a multiple weeks rehab.
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