Hector Lombard is a wanted man.
The current Bellator middleweight champ has not lost since 2006 and is the only fighter to ever wear the divisional belt in Bellator. However, his contract has expired, and it appears the UFC is interested in bringing Lombard’s fan-friendly style aboard.
In a recent interview with Sherdog, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney confirmed he has received a copy of the UFC contract given to Lombard. Rebney will work with his partners this coming weekend to decide if they will attempt to resign the Cuban jodka or allow him to test his skills inside the Octagon.
“Right now, we are in the process of reviewing it to determine whether we’re going to match the agreement,” Rebney said. “The reality is that Hector is going to do extremely well whether he is fighting in the Octagon or the Bellator circle, and I think everybody knew that.”
Rebney added that he will focus on the Lombard contract after this Friday night’s Bellator 66 card, making a decision quickly for the best interest of Lombard. If he heads to the UFC, expect Lombard to receive a strong push and a top-level contender right away.
Lombard is a former Olympian with a 31-2 record and 24 finishes.
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