Hector Lombard visa issues keep him off UFC 78 card

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aznteabagger
10/8/07 9:04:34AM
Cuban Judo specialist Hector Lombard is unable to obtain a visa for his 170-pound showdown with Karo Parisyan at UFC 78: “Validation” on November 17, according to Sherdog.com.

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aznteabagger
10/8/07 9:27:15AM
just 'cause he's cuban
Sam_Rothstein
10/8/07 9:37:39AM
sweet so karo likely won't have a fight at ufc 78!

there goes just about any chance of me ordering this event
Stickan
10/8/07 9:57:47AM
I was really looking forward to see Lombard in the UFC. So Cubans aren't allowed to visit the US???? Sounds ridiculous if you ask me....

UFC should hold an event in Cuba then cuz I really want to see Lombard in the big leagues .
NatedawgThaM
10/8/07 10:10:28AM
GIVE EM' KOS!!!!! Here's Karo BIG CHANCE TO PROVE TO DANA HE DESERVES A SHOT!!!!!

That would be a WAR!!!! There stand up is around the same level so that would be a haymaker war and there ground games will keep them on there feet because Kos will be shooting and Karo will use his judo to stay off his back and Kos would use his wrestling and good balance to keep from being judo throwed, WHAT A FIGHT THIS WOULD BE!!! DANA DO IT!!!!
scoozna
10/8/07 10:24:15AM
This sucks - I really wanted to see this matchup (even if I'm a sucker for the Lombard hype).

Give him Kos or Fitch.
aznteabagger
10/8/07 10:26:02AM

Posted by scoozna

This sucks - I really wanted to see this matchup (even if I'm a sucker for the Lombard hype).

Give him Kos or Fitch.



why fitch...fitch deserves a shot at the title right after GSP...i dont think fitch needs to prove himself anymore so putting him up against karo is just a waste of time
grappler0000
10/8/07 10:33:54AM

Posted by Stickan

I was really looking forward to see Lombard in the UFC. So Cubans aren't allowed to visit the US???? Sounds ridiculous if you ask me....

UFC should hold an event in Cuba then cuz I really want to see Lombard in the big leagues .



Unfortunately, we can't go to Cuba either.
aznteabagger
10/8/07 10:34:46AM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Stickan

I was really looking forward to see Lombard in the UFC. So Cubans aren't allowed to visit the US???? Sounds ridiculous if you ask me....

UFC should hold an event in Cuba then cuz I really want to see Lombard in the big leagues .



Unfortunately, we can't go to Cuba either.



but i can
NatedawgThaM
10/8/07 10:36:18AM

Posted by aznteabagger


Posted by scoozna

This sucks - I really wanted to see this matchup (even if I'm a sucker for the Lombard hype).

Give him Kos or Fitch.



why fitch...fitch deserves a shot at the title right after GSP...i dont think fitch needs to prove himself anymore so putting him up against karo is just a waste of time



The only thing I disagree with is KARO DOESENT NEED TO DO OR BEAT ANYONE ELSE....

So what he lost to the best WW in the world and loss to Diego because he gased. He dominated Burkman at 71 and I think Fickett at the last UFN he was in?

He earned a title shot and got injured. Shat happens. Him and Fitch should face off for #1 contendership because they both have been overlooked and thrown to the wolves...
aznteabagger
10/8/07 10:38:46AM

Posted by NatedawgThaM


Posted by aznteabagger


Posted by scoozna

This sucks - I really wanted to see this matchup (even if I'm a sucker for the Lombard hype).

Give him Kos or Fitch.



why fitch...fitch deserves a shot at the title right after GSP...i dont think fitch needs to prove himself anymore so putting him up against karo is just a waste of time



The only thing I disagree with is KARO DOESENT NEED TO DO OR BEAT ANYONE ELSE....

So what he lost to the best WW in the world and loss to Diego because he gased. He dominated Burkman at 71 and I think Fickett at the last UFN he was in?

He earned a title shot and got injured. Shat happens. Him and Fitch should face off for #1 contendership because they both have been overlooked and thrown to the wolves...




true but i rather see a "fight" than a "judo points-scoring" match
jiujitsufreak74
10/8/07 11:13:14AM

Posted by NatedawgThaM

The only thing I disagree with is KARO DOESENT NEED TO DO OR BEAT ANYONE ELSE....

So what he lost to the best WW in the world and loss to Diego because he gased. He dominated Burkman at 71 and I think Fickett at the last UFN he was in?

He earned a title shot and got injured. Shat happens. Him and Fitch should face off for #1 contendership because they both have been overlooked and thrown to the wolves...



even if karo and fitch faced off, i dont think that would be number one contender match because gsp would have to be in that match. imo contender match is gsp vs fitch. karo is a great WW, but he is two fights away from the belt. the only problem with having him face kos or even rematch w/ diego (which i would love to see) is that both of them recently had fights and it would be a little short notice for either fighter. honestly, the ufc is in a pinch right now and i think there really isn't anything they can do but make karo fight in 79.
MALICE
10/8/07 11:50:31AM
Diego is out the title contention, for now. GSP is waiting for his rematch. Koscheck's record isn't as impressive as Fitch's or Karo's. So, I think it should go:
.
Hughes vs Serra ----- Winner fights GSP
Fitch vs Karo ----------- Winner gets title shot after GSP
Kos ----------------------- Faces loser of Fitch vs Karo (Winner gets next title shot)
.
.
.This way GSP gets a title shot. Then Fitch or Karo gets a shot. Then Fitch, Karo, or Kos gets a shot. I tried to keep it simple, but it got a little confusing.
aznteabagger
10/8/07 11:53:30AM

Posted by xxMALICExx

Diego is out the title contention, for now. GSP is waiting for his rematch. Koscheck's record isn't as impressive as Fitch's or Karo's. So, I think it should go:
.
Hughes vs Serra ----- Winner fights GSP
Fitch vs Karo ----------- Winner gets title shot after GSP
Kos ----------------------- Faces loser of Fitch vs Karo (Winner gets next title shot)
.
.
.This way GSP gets a title shot. Then Fitch or Karo gets a shot. Then Fitch, Karo, or Kos gets a shot. I tried to keep it simple, but it got a little confusing.




i like it
jgtribbett
10/8/07 12:28:19PM

Posted by Sam_Rothstein

sweet so karo likely won't have a fight at ufc 78!

there goes just about any chance of me ordering this event




hahaha thats pretty funny..

i'm gonna watch it anyone but i guess you said it alll haha
bezun
10/8/07 12:37:01PM

Posted by aznteabagger


Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Stickan

I was really looking forward to see Lombard in the UFC. So Cubans aren't allowed to visit the US???? Sounds ridiculous if you ask me....

UFC should hold an event in Cuba then cuz I really want to see Lombard in the big leagues .



Unfortunately, we can't go to Cuba either.



but i can


me too. hooray for canada
bezun
10/8/07 12:38:53PM

Posted by aznteabagger


Posted by xxMALICExx

Diego is out the title contention, for now. GSP is waiting for his rematch. Koscheck's record isn't as impressive as Fitch's or Karo's. So, I think it should go:
.
Hughes vs Serra ----- Winner fights GSP
Fitch vs Karo ----------- Winner gets title shot after GSP
Kos ----------------------- Faces loser of Fitch vs Karo (Winner gets next title shot)
.
.
.This way GSP gets a title shot. Then Fitch or Karo gets a shot. Then Fitch, Karo, or Kos gets a shot. I tried to keep it simple, but it got a little confusing.




i like it


this i sassuming KOS gets past his next fight...
CornishMMA
10/8/07 12:41:48PM
GUTTED about this, not many people knew Lombard or how good that fight could be with 2 world class judo guys fighting and i was thinking it could of been FOTN, i seriously hope they can get a replacement so Karo can still fight, and as higher ranked ww fighter as poss, i liked the suggestion of Koscheck but think its unlikely, Marcus Davis likes to fight often so maybe he would have it?
JWils
10/8/07 3:01:03PM
I'd give Marcus Davis a chance to step up and take on Karo.



MALICE
10/8/07 3:14:10PM
I like watching Davis fight. Hes a ball of muscle with two rock hard fists, hits like a truck, and loves to throw. Exciting to watch.
Strika
10/8/07 3:32:35PM
Here is how the Welterweight picture should go, Matt vs Matt in December for the belt. As for the number one contender. GSP vs Fitch. Winner takes the number one contender spot. GSP beat KOS, KOS beat Sanchez, Fitch beat Sanchez. So let GSP and Fitch go at it. As for the number 2 two spot let Karo and KOS fight. In a perfect world it would go down like this, but we all know Joe Silva IS NOT PERFECT!
MALICE
10/8/07 3:37:02PM
Joe Silva is a powerful man.
wapttn
10/8/07 4:09:39PM
Normally I'd say GSP has the no1 contendership and his next fight should be for the belt. But thats a long layoff. I think it would be good to see fitch and gsp go at it on the december card. It'll either show that nobody apart from penn and hughes can compete with gsp, or that jon fitch as respected as he is, is terribly underrated.

I also think we should see a rematch between sanchez and koscheck. Their first fight i think is gonna win worst fight of the year, but seeing how sanchez came out against fitch.. he's learned that he's learned that he's no mayweather. It might be hard to promote, but it'll probably be the fight that we were all hoping that the first one would be
ChokeUout
10/8/07 7:27:37PM
I'm Glad someone finally mentioned Marcus Davis as a replacement. Although I'd rather see Koscheck fight Karo, I think Davis deserves to be considered too.

Fitch also deserves it, but I'm not soo sure they'd throw him back out there after he JUST fought. But hell, who knows?
gartface
10/8/07 11:37:04PM
marcus davis doesn't deserve this fight. karo needs to be fighting top 5 guys...
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