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.