UFC middleweight Hector Lombard has decided to make a change in his career by changing weight classes. Lombard will be cutting to welterweight later this year after spending the majority of his career at middleweight. The news was announced Tuesday night on UFC Tonight.
UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reports:
“I spoke to Lombard today and he’s about to work with Mike (Dolce) because he wants to get leaner. He walks around at 205 and he feels that at his height, it’s not really at his best interest to be fighting at 185. He knows the UFC wants him to go down. First thing’s first, he needs to have nose surgery. He broke his nose fighting Yushin Okami so the surgery is coming up next for him – hopefully next week. After that, he’s going to focus on that cut down to 170.”
Lombard is currently 1-2 since joining the UFC. The former Bellator champion is enlisting the help of Mike Dolce to help him drop from middleweight to welterweight.