The fighter known as Hector “Lightning” Lombard (pictured) is no more. Effective immediately, please refer to the UFC welterweight as Hector “Showeather” Lombard.
Lombard announced the nickname change Tuesday on his official Facebook fan page.
“Hector ‘Lightning’ Lombard and the brand has undergone a significant transformation,” Lombard wrote. “I wanted my new identity to satisfy my growth and perseverance as a professional competitive athlete.
From this moment on, I will be known as Hector “Showeather” Lombard. Through any ups and downs, through any injuries, wins or losses, I will always show up and do my best. I will always continue through fight THRU ANY WEATHER.”
I don’t know, I think I liked Lightning better…
At least it’s not as bad as when Diego Sanchez went from “Nightmare” to “Dream.”
Lombard was slated to face Dong Hyun Kim this Saturday in Macau, but was forced to withdraw when a herniated disc started pinching one of the nerves in his back.
No word on when Lombard will break in his new moniker inside the octagon.