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Hector Lombard Says He Fought Injured Against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149

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Former Bellator champion turned UFC middleweight Hector Lombard has now revealed he wasn’t nearly 100-percent as he headed into his Octagon debut against Tim Boetsch at UFC 149.

Following a lackluster performance that saw him come out on the losing end of a decision to Boetsch in July, Lombard now says that he actually went into the fight quite injured.

The injury will now force him to sit out an additional six-weeks before returning to training.

“I want to let all my fans know. I fought my last fight injured. I wasnt 100% sure but I went to the doctors, I have a fracture sternum with a torn cartilage,” Lombard wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

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Post #1   8/8/12 8:32:00PM   

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Post #2   8/8/12 9:09:33PM   

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I thought Tito retired???

Post #3   8/8/12 9:34:55PM   

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Posted by BuffaloDave

I thought Tito retired???



I am not nessecarily calling him a liar about the injury, but c'mon dude. I feel like after a fight has happened and you try to make excuses, you are trying to take something away from the fact that your opponent on that night won the fight. Even if you fought hurt, you still chose to fight, so if you lose, lose with no excuses. Hardly anyone is ever a full 100 percent come fight time, even if it is not a broken bone. Evey fighter will tell you that. Instead of making an excuse, hope for another fight in the UFC, he will probably get it, and quietly go out there and beat somebodies ass. This is the one thing I cannot stand about certain fighters, when they have a laundry list of reasons they lost the fight, other than just manning up and saying, so and so was the better fighter on this night. Buffalodave, apparently Tito did not retire.

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Well the fight still sucked and I still haven't watched it.

Post #5   8/8/12 9:58:09PM   

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To play devil's advocate, this sounds more like an explanation rather than an excuse. What would you guys have said if this fight was scrapped a couple weeks before the event took place because Lombard pulled out? Like 20 changes had to be made to the card already and maybe he didn't want to add to it and further fuck over the paying fanbase.

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If this is true, it just shows he underestimated Tim as well. Why else would he go into a fight injured and risk his silly winning streak? Not for the fans, not for Dana; from the sounds of it , Lombard is only out for himself.

This reeks of excuses to me, Lombard is feeling sorry for himself.

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Posted by infestructure

If this is true, it just shows he underestimated Tim as well. Why else would he go into a fight injured and risk his silly winning streak? Not for the fans, not for Dana; from the sounds of it , Lombard is only out for himself.

This reeks of excuses to me, Lombard is feeling sorry for himself.



It is rare that a fighter does not step into the Octagon without some sort of physical problem. "100%" is an anomaly - especially before last year, when the UFC's health policy would only cover injuries sustained within the cage and not, as it does now, cover its contracted fighters each and every day. (That is one reason there is an uptick in "injured fighters" this year.)

As for Lombard, It is hard to gauge the situation accurately because his losses are few and far between. He may be just stating the truth. Unfortunately, fight fans have seen enough serial excuse-makers, Tito Ortiz being the most prolific example, to sour our tastes whenever anybody mentions having competed with a nagging problem.

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i can see this being true, that doesnt mean the fans want an excuse. he needs to heal up and pull off a huge KO in his next fight in order to prove himself. i think telling everybody he was injured has only put more pressure on him to perform in his next fight. never was a lombard fan. i was glad to see tim come away with the victory.

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Posted by Bubbles

To play devil's advocate, this sounds more like an explanation rather than an excuse. What would you guys have said if this fight was scrapped a couple weeks before the event took place because Lombard pulled out? Like 20 changes had to be made to the card already and maybe he didn't want to add to it and further fuck over the paying fanbase.



If they somehow knew the fight was going to be like that then I'm sure they wouldn't have minded.

You could still probably go out there and brawl and swing wild or something, leave it all out there.

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Alot of guys/gals go into the cage injured. excuse or explanation doesnt matter...you knew what u signed up for when u entered mma.

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Tim Boetsch got the W.

That's all that matters and that's all people should remember.

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Posted by MMAcca

Tim Boetsch got the W.

That's all that matters and that's all people should remember.




A few years from now that's all people will remember. Just another dude who wasn't all that after he got to the big leagues.

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Posted by MMAcca

Tim Boetsch got the W.

That's all that matters and that's all people should remember.




That has to be one of the dumbest things I've read on here to date no disrespect bro but like if that's the case then ppl shouldn't wine at all when a fighter gets robbed IE shogun/machida 1 they should just remember machida won even though he lost

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It's a bit of a catch-22. I don't want fighters making excuses (not saying he is), but I also want to know if he was injured going in, as it will make a difference to me when i evaluate him for his next fight.

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