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Hector Lombard Speaks Out About His Upcoming Fight With Jake Shields

Before taking on Jake Shields at UFC 171, Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA) has some words for his opponent:

On facing Jake Shields: “As long as I go to the fight healthy and make my weight right, I don’t see him being any problem. I see myself knocking Jake Shields out to be honest. I have to show it, I have to prove it and I have to do it to be able to win.”

On the size of the event motivating him: “That’s one of the things that I’m the happiest about. You’re fighting where all the welterweights, the best welterweights are fighting. I’m just fighting on a big card, big event, big arena. It’s amazing.”

On showing Shields respect: “I don’t care what anyone says, he’s a very difficult fighter to fight. He doesn’t look like he’s dangerous, but you take a look at his record and you take a look at his fights, he always proves people wrong. With that said, I still believe I’m going to knock him out. I will take out anyone, just Jake Shields is next.”

UFC 171 goes down March 15 on pay-per-view with a Welterweight Championship bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC Welterweight Championship.

The co-main event is Carlos Condit taking on Tyron Woodley.

Check out the rest of the card down below:

  • Welterweight: Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard
  • Light Heavyweight: Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux
  • Lightweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Myles Jury
  • Middleweight: Bubba McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng
  • Flyweight: Will Campuzano vs. Darrell Montague
  • Welterweight: Sean Spencer vs. Alex Garcia
  • Welterweight: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
  • Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes
  • Women’s Bantamweight: Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Andrade
  • Lighweight: Frank Trevino vs. Renee Forte
  • Featherweight: Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford

Tags: Carlos Condit Doc Octagon Hector Lombard Jake Shields Johny Hendricks Robbie Lawler Tyron Woodley UFC UFC 171

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