Jul 21, 2012; Calgary, AB, CANADA; Tim Boetsch (blue gloves) during the middleweight bout of UFC 149 against and Hector Lombard (not pictured) at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE
"For me, when a guy runs his mouth and there's high expectations, it's part of fighting. I've find that I'm kind of the opposite of that. I wanna perform, and maybe that's why I'm not on the radar, and everybody's not talking about me. But, if I beat enough people, it's gonna be hard to ignore me, and it's gonna be hard to deny me that title shot. I'm not sure who they're gonna put in front of me, after a win over Hector, after a win over Okami, but whoever they put in front of me, next, I'll get the win. I think I match up great (with Anderson Silva). He struggles with wrestlers, and I'm a wrestler that also can do a lot of damage with my fists and kicks and submissions. I haven't been showing my submission game much, but we'll save that for the world championship. If I need to submit Anderson Silva, I know I can."
-- Sound familiar? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Tim Boetsch sounded off during an interview with "Inside MMA" tonight about his recent win over Octagon newcomer Hector Lombard at UFC 149, as well as his future aspirations. "The Barbarian" has every intention of keeping his winning ways alive, and eventually, he knows he'll get himself "in the mix" if he can keep on taking down the favorites. He'll have to first heal from that broken foot before he can continue his assault on the 185-pound division, But, is his goal to submit UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva a little lofty? Does his win over "Shango" have him reading his own press?