Former UFC star and current BKFC cruiserweight champion, Hector Lombard faced Tyron Woodley at the recent bare knuckle promotion event.
Lombard posted a video of the argument on Instagram detailing his feud with “The Chosen One”. While the BKFC champion was largely aggressive, Woodley appeared to be calm.
“Lightning” noted that he wanted to beat Woodley but refrained from doing so out of respect for BKFC founder David Feldman.
In his Instagram post, Lombard called Woodley a “clown” posing as a “street guy”. Lombard made headlines twice in the past month, but for the wrong reasons.
After winning the first BKFC cruiserweight championship on June 26, the 43-year-old sparked a fight in the ring with top contender Lorenzo Hunt, who was hoping for a duel with Lombard.
Hector Lombard said he attacked Hunt with a combination of two blows because he didn’t want his moment stolen from him.
Hunt is a bare knuckle boxer with a record of 6-1. He also tried his hand at MMA, setting a 3-5 record taking part in promotions such as Titan FC and Revolution Fighting Champion (RFC).
Hector Lombard and Tyron Woodley were teammates at ATT
Hector Lombard and Tyron Woodley trained together in the American Top Team (ATT) gym. Rumors of a possible clash between the two surfaced in 2014 while Lombard was still in the UFC, but Woodley apparently refused to take up the fight against his teammate.
Lombard called Woodley on Instagram two weeks ago accusing him of a “dirty move”.
Prior to joining the UFC, Lombard had a staggering 31-2-1 MMA record. He was also a Bellator world middleweight champion.
Hector Lombard’s UFC career wasn’t nearly as impressive, however. After a decent first performance, he lost six consecutive bouts in promotion, forcing the UFC to release him. Since then, Lombard has been actively participating in the BKFC.
Woodley, on the other hand, was also fired from the UFC for weeks after losing to Vicente Luque in March this year. “The Chosen One” faces Jake Paul in a professional boxing match on August 29th.