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Hector Lombard’s Beef With Josh Barnett Stems From A Bloody Sparring Match

It’s not often a middleweight calls out a heavyweight, but that’s exactly what Hector Lombard did when he called out Josh Barnett after knocking out Jay Silva in 38 seconds at Bellator 24. While nothing ever came of it, many wondered why Lombard called out Barnett in the first place. Well, according to Eric Paulson in this interview with FightHubTV, it all started when a five minute sparring session between Lombard and Barnett turned into a 32-minute bloody war. At a later date, Barnett confronted Lombard, pinned him down in the cage and decided to have a little talk with him about how hard Hector likes to spar. Apparently, that really pissed Hector because he left the CSW gym altogether and moved to South Florida to train at ATT. The rest is history…

Crazy story, wish there was footage of that sparring session.

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