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"I like the match up a lot. I think Boetsch is coming in with some major steam. Yushin Okami was a top five guy, at the time that they fought, former contender. However, there's a lot of hate on Hector, and there really shouldn't be. The guy has put 25 fights together. Three solid years, and I just can't look past that, but I do think Boetsch will pose the grappling advantage, which I think a lot of people don't know."
-- That was what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Chael Sonnen had to say, during an interview with Spike TV's "MMA Uncensored Live," when asked about the match-up between Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Sat., July 21, 2012. Sonnen, who is used to both being disrespected and being the one who dishes out the disrespect, feels that "Shango" may not be getting enough love for his impressive win streak, just because it's occurred outside the Octagon. Do you agree? Is Lombard underrated as a fighter?