Hector Lombard (Pictured) is in need of a new opponent and the Octagon rookie isn’t waiting on UFC officials to assign him one. Shortly after it was announced the former Bellator middleweight champion would no longer headline “UFC on FOX 4,” Lombard took to his Twitter account and officially requested a fight against Michael Bisping.
“Bisping I’m calling you out,” Lombard tweeted Wednesday night.
Lombard was scheduled to tango with Brian Stann in the UFC’s return to primetime television, but the former military war hero was forced to withdraw Wednesday with a separated shoulder.
Bisping is currently slated to battle Tim Boetsch on July 21st at UFC 149. So it’s possible the organization could push the Brit back another two weeks to face Lombard on August 4th.
On the flipside, if this shootout is arranged, it’s feasible Lombard could simply replace Boetsch at UFC 149 instead of having Bisping relocate to the FOX card.
In either case, Lombard is clearly hellbent on making his big league debut against a big name. UFC president Dana White previously suggested a win over Stann could warrant an immediately title shot. A victory over Bisping would only further solidify a top contender moniker.
Lombard is hosting Thursday’s Fan Q&A session prior to the “UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall II” weigh-ins. “Lightning” will clearly have plenty to talk about.