Hector Lombard: 'Cut the bulls**t...they won't give me Anderson Silva'

Matt Roberts

Hector Lombard knows that he needs to take out several fighters to convince people that he's the one who deserves a shot at Anderson Silva and the UFC middleweight title.

When Hector Lombard disappointed in his UFC debut, dropping an uninspired decision to Tim Boetsch it appeared that the former Bellator champion might not ever see a fight against longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva. Lombard rebounded from the loss with a vicious disposal of Rousimar Palhares in December and suddenly the Silva fight again became interesting to many fans.

But Lombard told reporters that there's no way the UFC is going to give him Anderson any time soon:

"Let's cut the bullshit, let's be honest, they won't give me Anderson Silva,'' Lombard said. "We have to be realistic and talk about things that might happen.

"I've got to take one fight at a time and one-by-one I can take them out and by the end of the year people are going to say he deserves the title shot.

"I want it to just be my hard work. I want people to say that no one deserves the title more than him.''

With the loss to Boetsch there's not even really any case to be made that Lombard deserves a shot at the champion without proving his point.

But a motivated Lombard remains one of the most dangerous men in the division.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker