With wins in a quartet of consecutive clashes, UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch has positioned himself as one of the top contenders in the division and will be looking to put a stamp on that status tonight when he clashes with Costa Philippou at UFC 155. However, despite no winning streak to speak of, Michael Bisping has merited most of the discussion when it comes to a future title-shot based on the Brit’s ability to sell match-ups in the media.
“Honestly, I don’t think there is a clear No. 1 contender. I think it is a tie between Chris Weidman and myself,” said Boestch to Bleacher Report. “I have heard a lot of talk about Bisping getting a shot if he beats Vitor Belfort. To me that doesn’t make sense at all.”
Of course, “The Barbarian” knows of an easy way to settle any controversy about the most deserving challenger.
“I think it would be a great fight,” expressed Boetsch when asked about a potential bout against Bisping. “Obviously we were supposed to fight a little while ago and it didn’t happen. I was ready for him then, so I will be ready for Bisping whenever I get him, if it is the next fight or sometime down the road. I know we are going to cross paths, and it is going to be fun.”
Bisping and Boestch were slated to face off against each other earlier this year before an injury to “The Count” took him out of the tilt. Boestch went on to lock horns with Hector Lombard, beating the former Bellator champion by way of decision.
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