Lombard no longer ‘Lightning’, changes nickname to ‘Showeather’

It appears that Hector Lombard has undergone ‘significant transformation' as a professional athlete by changing his name from ‘Lightning' to ‘Showeather.' The former Bellator…

By: Karim Zidan | 9 years ago
Lombard no longer ‘Lightning’, changes nickname to ‘Showeather’
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It appears that Hector Lombard has undergone ‘significant transformation’ as a professional athlete by changing his name from ‘Lightning’ to ‘Showeather.’

The former Bellator middleweight champion took to Facebook to explain his reasons for changing the nickname.

Hector “Lightning” Lombard and the brand has undergone a significant transformation. I wanted my new identity to satisfy my growth and perseverance as a professional competitive athlete.

From this moment on, I will be known as Hector “Showeather” Lombard. Through any ups and downs, through any injuries, wins or losses, I will always show up and do my best. I will always continue through fight THRU ANY WEATHER.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and has continue to show love and support. I’m feeling better and starting to train again, I can’t wait till the next match!

Apart from this head-scratching decision being surprisingly sudden, it simply makes very little sense to combine ability to ‘show up’ and ‘fight through the weather.’

Thankfully, it appears Lombard has another reason for changing his nickname: he recently started his own clothing brand with the exact same name.

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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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