Former Bellator champion Hector Lombard gave himself plenty of momentum, moving down to welterweight and stopping Nate Marquardt over the weekend.
Now, Lombard is an even 2-2 inside the Octagon and hopeful for a spot on the December card from Australia.
As for where he goes from here – competing at welterweight or middleweight – Lombard is leaving that up to the “bosses.”
“I do whatever the UFC wants,” said Lombard, during a post-fight interview with MMA Fighting. “I didn’t want to go down to 170 and they said, ‘take it or leave it.’
“Now, I’m grateful they took that decision. They know the sport more than me.”
Lombard (33-4-1) entered the UFC having won 31 of his 35 career fights, but was defeated by Tim Boetsch. He rebounded with a win over Rousimar Palhares before falling to Yushin Okami.
Both defeats have come via split decision.