Boetsch Says Lombard Will Be A Tough Fight
Posted on 16 Jul 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Tim Boetsch recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Hector Lombard at UFC 149. Check out the highlights:
On what he told his wife when he found out about the fight: "That's going to be a tough fight, but to be the best, you have to beat everybody."
On what beating Lombard would mean: "Just because I'm not fighting somebody who's can run their mouth real well doesn't take anything away from (the fact that) Hector is one of the top fighters in the world. It's going to shoot me close to the top when I take him out."
In being Lombard's first UFC fight: "This guy comes to fight every time. He's riding a huge win streak of fights in front of big crowds, and the dude just loves to fight. He's coming to try and take my head off. I don't think he's going to have any jitters at all coming into the UFC."
On working to pick up the win: "As long as I'm still standing, I'm going to try to win it. That's just my style. It always has been. I think it's going to be a better fight for the fans. It's going to be nasty whether it is the greatest card in the history of fighting or not. Hector's going to sprint across the cage and try to kill me for the get-go. I'm always looking to finish my opponents."
On facing Lombard instead of Michael Bisping: "Bisping might talk about how he deserves a title shot, but at the end of the day, getting knee surgery doesn't put you in the No. 1 contender spot – winning fights does, and Hector's been winning fights for a long time."