Hector Lombard – the former Bellator champ who’s had moderate success in the Octagon – announced on Instagram that he’s no longer cutting down to welterweight and will instead reside at middleweight.

Here, I fixed some things. I left everything that I had in my last fight. I asked my body to perform, but I got no reply. When your body says no and stops functioning there is noting you can do about it.

I’m very happy to be back fighting at my original weight 185.

Now with no IV allowed, I will be able to fight in a healthier weight for me.

This is somewhat baffling. Sure, he got beaten up by Neil Magny in the Octagon recently, and the bout prior to that resulted in a “no contest” because he was juiced up like Russian Olympian. But he won a couple at 170 pounds before that.

I guess the IV rehydration thing is a bigger deal than we thought…