Jacob Volkmann’s face is permanently stuck in the ‘Dude, you’re asking me what dipping sauces I want on my McChicken nuggets when you know the only thing I want is BBQ sauce’ pose. It’s a facial expression that we’ve all encountered in our lives, mostly on weekends. Apparently when Jacob Volkmann visited American Top Team, Hector Lombard didn’t care what Volkmann wanted to drench his nuggets in. Shame on him, he should be more attentive of people’s dietary needs. Check out what Volkmann told Yael Grauer at Sherdog regarding his recent visit to Florida.
“I was just rolling with the guys; we were getting ready for grappling practice, and Hector asked me to wrestle with him. He’s kind of big, but I wrestled and I know he didn’t wrestle. I didn’t know him at all. I know people said, ‘Just stay away from him when you’re on the feet.’ We did sparring the previous day, and people were, like, ‘Don’t go with that guy. Whatever you do, don’t go with that guy.’ I was, like, ‘Alright,’ but then the next day he asked me to wrestle with him.”
“We were hand fighting for probably three minutes, and he karate chops me. I go, ‘OK, I must be irritating him somehow.’ Thirty seconds later, he pushes me back and punches me in the face [with] no glove on; gave me a bloody nose and some stars. I was a little irritated, although more disappointed than anything. I kind of rolled my eyes and started walking away, and he tried to fight me right there. He lost it, lost a nerve, and somebody came in and stopped it.”
“He told me that I kept on pushing him in the face. I was working his head and trying to get an underhook to try to set up for a shot, so he punched me in the face.”
“I just stayed off his head, so I didn’t shoot. I just underhooked him, and I threw him, pushed him off the mat. Sometimes, I do a throw-by. One time, I [swept] him to his back. I wasn’t going 100 percent because I didn’t want to take him down, because a guy like that, if you take him down, he’s going to spaz, so I just kind of played with him a little bit.”
“He’s got no endurance. He’s got like three minutes of endurance. The secret to beating him is get close [and use] dirty boxing. He’ll get so tired after three minutes, you’ll win.”
Rewind your brain back to Bellator 34 when Alexander Shlemenko actually used dirty boxing against Hector Lombard, and he did a damn good job. Well, a fairly good job. In the end, Hector Lombard grabbed the unanimous decision, extending his remarkable winning streak to a total of twenty-two consecutive victories. Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt is the new Eddie Alvarez vs. Gilbert Melendez. Make it happen Bjorn Rebney, but no publishing text messages this time, egh? [Source]