Boetsch: Beating Lombard makes me next in line

by Ariel Helwani | source:

"Knocking out Hector Lombard proves I'm next in line for a middleweight title shot. Honestly, I don't mind flying under the radar. I like coming into these fights as the underdog. I know Hector's the favorite and that's fine by me. I like surprising people.

I think this fight with Hector is gonna streamline my path to the title."

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tags: Tim Boetsch (detail)  Hector Lombard (detail)  UFC 149   video   


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inf0 site profile image  

7/19/12 9:52 PM by inf0

I feel the same way and it is because he hasn't been in the division very long and the fact that nobody really knows at what level Lombard is right now.  

RKing85 site profile image  

7/19/12 9:50 PM by RKing85

Lombard beating Boetsch could get Lombard a title shot.Boetsch beating Lombard does NOT get Boetsch a title shot.

shinbang site profile image  

7/19/12 8:17 PM by shinbang

Comes across like a nice guy.

stonepony site profile image  

7/19/12 7:55 PM by stonepony

He looks like James Hatfield (Metallica).

crowbar site profile image  

7/19/12 2:23 PM by crowbar

 Boetsch looks like John Lober`s bigger brother.

Dosantowned site profile image  

7/19/12 2:11 PM by Dosantowned

Bisping would get Boetsch slapped.

mmavixen site profile image  

7/19/12 1:38 PM by mmavixen

 Even though I'll be rooting for Lombard, I really like Boetsch's easygoing laid back appeal.  He seems like a good guy (that can kick your ass!)

Brian Littlefield site profile image  

7/19/12 1:22 PM by Brian Littlefield

 If Tim wins hes on a 4 fight win streak. One of those wins being a finish over the former number one contender. If he finishes Lombard then he 100% deserves a shot. 

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

7/19/12 1:22 PM by Chimonos Revenge

I think it does.It would either be him or Weidman.

Scott Rotem site profile image  

7/19/12 12:06 PM by Scott Rotem