Lombard: "Guys like that are bad for the UFC"
Lombard was interviewed on Getting Lucky with Robert Curtis, and held nothing back when speaking of the leg lock master and his failed drug test.
"Well, my response [to Rousimar Palhares testing positive for elevated testosterone] is like he needs to be a better person on the inside. You know? I think that the guy, something really wrong happened to him. You know? He needs to be a better person, inside and out. I say stuff about him, because he made the comment that he was going to break my leg regardless if I would have tapped or not. I don't know what's wrong with that guy. And now that happened to him. I mean, he's a cheater. What else can I say? I never had respect for him from the beginning anyway. How can I have respect for a guy that intentionally breaks peoples' legs. I cannot have respect for that guy. I think that he is a shame for the sport. The sport needs to clean up from people like him. I think that he needs to go and fight people in the street or something. This is a professional sport where you need discipline and you need to be a professional. Guys like that are bad for the UFC. They are bad for the sport. Shame on him."
The two met at the UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson, where Lombard knocked Palhares out in the first round. Palhares stated that the loss was in part due to breaking bones and tearing ligaments on a low leg kick early in the first round. However, Lomard blamed the injury on Karma, citing the times Palhares has tried to break other opponents legs or feet.
Last week, it was reported that Palhares failed his drug test for that fight and tested positive for extremely elevated testosterone levels. While he sits on the sideline and serves his suspension, Lombard will look to continue his climb up the middleweight ladder as he prepares to fight Yushin Okami at UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann.
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