Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard (25-2-1 MMA, 4-0 BFC) will whet his appetite prior to a late-season title defense when he meets Herbert "Whisper" Goodman (15-8 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in a non-title bout at Bellator 24.â†µ
Sources close to the event today confirmed the fight with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and said verbal agreements are in place and at least one fighter has signed for the bout.
Goodman is a former Green Bay Packers running back. Or...kind of a former Packers running back. He boasts a robust -3 yards on 4 carries with 2 fumbles (one of those fumbles came on one of his 5 career kick returns). So, on that note maybe MMA sites should stop building this up as a battle between Lombard and a former NFL player because I'm not sure Goodman qualified.â†µ
That being said, Lombard is a beast of a man and watching him work is always fun. So given Goodman's recent loss to Jason Norwood it should be a quick night of fun Lombard smash action.â†µ