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05-15-2011, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ensane View Post
Lombard with another clean, somewhat highlight reel KO last night. This time it was somewhat of a step up in competition for him, though Falaniko Vitale's best days are certainly behind him.

Now that Strikeforce has been snapped up by Zuffa, his options are pretty limited in terms of good competition. Some of the guys from Strikeforce can probably still compete for Dream, so unless he's content fighting cans, or walking away from the big-fish-small-pond setting, his manager needs to work something out with them to keep him relevant.

There's a ton of great defensive fighters in the UFC who would easily stifle his run-and-gun style en route to a decision, and I wonder if he realizes this and is leery about making the jump. That said, I imagine he'd have some fun fights with guys like Leben, Silva, Stann, and Bisping; guys who will stand with him. Of course, I'm sure he's enjoying making a good amount of money without really breaking a sweat in Bellator as well.
UFC already has enough boring fighters. He needs them more than they need him.

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