"He's the one who's talking like, I need a ladder to fight him and stuff like that," Lombard said in a Jan. 14 interview with Ariel Helwani. "Let's see if I really need a ladder."
Lombard added a personal anecdote, saying that at one time, he shook hands with Bisping, only to latch on to the smallest hand he'd ever felt.
"I squeezed it and I'm sure he was in pain," Lombard said. "And after that, he started talking about how short I am. But one thing you can be 100 percent sure about it is that he's got the smallest hands ever, like a little girl's hands."
A fight between Lombard and Bisping is unlikely to happen in the near future.
Bisping is already slated to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 on Jan. 19. As for Lombard, he's expected to square off against Yushin Okami on March 2 in Saitama, Japan.
UFC president Dana White already said that if Bisping wins, he is likely to get the next title shot against Anderson Silva.
However, Lombard isn't far off from title contention. A win over Okami may set him up to fight a top five middleweight, and another victory there would possibly propel him into a title shot.