"Let's cut the bull****, let's be honest, they won't give me Anderson Silva," Lombard said. "We have to be realistic and talk about things that might happen. I've got to take one fight at a time and one-by-one I can take them out and by the end of the year people are going to say he deserves the title shot. I want it to just be my hard work. I want people to say that no one deserves the title more than him. I just don't want to fight guys that they say, 'Oh that was a easy match-up for him.' I want to fight the hardest match-up. I wish they (the UFC) could go now and make a pool of the toughest guys at 84kg that no one wants to fight and I want to fight that guy."
Lombard is set to fight Yushin Okami at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in March. After that, he may fight Chris Weidman in a No. 1 contender bout for a shot at Anderson Silva.
"I want to fight who the UFC and the people believe is the toughest guy out there," Lombard said. "Not many people want to fight Palhares. Before we had the fight people were saying: 'Hector is gone, Palhares is taking Hector's leg back to Brazil.' I would like to fight Chris Weidman, he's a big name. I've been asking for (Yushin) Okami, I've been asking for Okami but they (UFC) won't give him to me because of his chin. Okami has no chin, he can't cop the punches. And where's Jake Shields? He's been around forever, he beat Dan Henderson. Those are the guys I want to fight.''
Lombard takes a great approach, as the UFC loves fighters who call out the best in their respective divisions.