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Boetsch thinks he can take Lombard's contender shine for his own

Boetsch thinks he can take Lombard's contender shine for his own
July 19th 2012

Tim Boetsch is very pleased to hear talk of Hector Lombard being just one win from a middleweight title shot. Lombard makes his UFC debut on Saturday night at UFC 149 against Boetsch, and so Boetsch thinks that if Lombard is apparently in line for a title shot for a win then he should be as well.

“When I first heard that it made me very excited because I would hope that they would then honor the fact then when I take him out in exciting fashion, I’m the next guy in line. I like that sort of pressure and I like the fact they are praising Hector in that manner,” he tells MMA Fighting.

Boetsch is coming off a huge upset stoppage win over Yushin Okami at UFC 144 and is now 3-1 in his last four UFC outings. Okami went into the fight with Boetsch off the back of a loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 134 and so if Boetsch can beat a contender and a Bellator champion back to back, one sees his argument for a title shot.

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