Hector Lombard has left it all out on the table ahead of his fight with Dan Henderson at UFC 199.
The honorary Aussie spoke to Submission Radio earlier in the week claiming that Henderson was a fake who acts like he is better than the next guy.
“Dan Henderson is just fake. Fake guy, comes across like a nice guy when he’s not. If somebody comes to my training camp and wants to train – you know if one day I have, let’s suppose that I have a Hector Lombard training camp or Hector Lombard facility, and some young guy [comes in to train] – cause trust me, even at ATT a bunch of guys came from Australia and I introduced myself. Like, “hey man how are you doing?”. Even guys from New Zealand like JJ and a bunch of others and young kids, I introduce myself, I tell them “whatever you need, just give me a call”. I exchange numbers, you know, we talk quite a bit, we go, we do some training together. It’s not a big deal, ey? This fuckwitt is kind of like “oh, I’m more than you”. So he doesn’t care for me and I don’t care for him either.”
Lombard went on to make a bold prediction for the fight stating that he would be too fast and too explosive for the veteran wrestling champion.
“I see myself beating him in a beautiful fashion. I’m gonna be fast, I’m gonna explosive. I don’t believe that my body is gonna be so tired and my body’s gonna give up on me in this fight, cause I only have to cut fifteen, twenty pounds. So that’s easy for me. I don’t believe that my body is going to give up on me again. So yeah. I’ll tell you, when my body’s functioning properly, I will be there like a pistol. You will see.”
At the weigh-ins this morning Lombard hit the scale at 184.5lbs (83kgs) while Henderson came in at 185.5lbs (84kgs). It is Lombard’s first fight back at middleweight after losing to Neil Magny at UFC Brisbane in March.
Under the new weigh-in regime, put in place by the California State Athletic Commission, Lombard weighed-in approximately six hours ahead of the public weigh-ins. The earlier weigh-in meant that the fighters had less time to be dehydrated after their weight cuts and subsequently had more time to rehydrate before their fight.
Fans can catch all the action live on Pay-Per-View on June 5th from 12pm (AEST).