Tim Boetsch Discusses Michael Bisping's Running Shoes & Hector Lombard

Jeremy BotterMMA Senior WriterJune 20, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 2:  Renzo Gracie, Head Coach of the New York Pitbulls team shouts instructions to Tim Boetsch during his Light Heavyweight bout against Vladimir Matyushenko of the Tokyo Sabres at the International Fight League  Semi Finals on August 2, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  The International Fight League is the worlds first team based professional mixed martial arts league.  In a match, two teams compete against each other with the winning team being the one whose members win three of five one on one matches in five weight divisions.  Competition goes in a round robin format amongst 12 teams with the teams with the two best records ultimately competing for the IFL Championship.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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I wanted to see Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch just as much as the rest of you, which is to say: hardly at all.

There's nothing wrong with the fight, per se. It just wasn't all that intriguing. Boetsch hasn't really made his mark on the middleweight division just yet, even with the win over Yushin Okami, and I've wanted to see Bisping in more high-profile fights for awhile now.

But Boetsch vs. Hector Lombard? That's an idea I can support.

Both of these fighters are primed to explode with violence at any moment. There's always a chance that Boetsch could suddenly hulk up and cave your face in with backwards uppercuts, the way he did to Yushin Okami at UFC 144.

And Lombard? Well, dude loves stalking people and punching them in the face. I can get behind this fight.

Boetsch told Full Contact Fighter that he was far more interested in what Lombard brings into the cage: 

It certainly changes the dynamic of the fight. I won’t have to bring my running shoes to catch Hector that’s for darn sure. He’s going to bring the fight to me. It changes a lot about the fight.

Yes, Lombard is going to bring the fight to you, Tim. But that may not be a good thing. At least not for you.