Tim Boetsch: UFC 144 Win Moves Him To Top
Posted on 26 Feb 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Tim Boetsch recently commented about his amazing comeback win over Yushin Okami at UFC 144. Dana White also made some comments. Check out the highlights of what they had to say:
Boetsch on his comeback against Okami: "I fully intended on coming over here and beating the guy, but I didn't so much want to get beat up for two rounds to do it. I'm certainly very happy to set him down with that uppercut that I'd been looking for forever. I'm real excited."
White on how the match went: "Everybody knows how much respect I have for Yushin Okami. But I say it all the time. What I tweeted tonight, and what I told Tim backstage, was when a fighter is down two rounds to nothing, that's exactly what you're supposed to do in the third round. I wish more guys would do that. When you're down like that, what do you have to lose? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain to go out there and go balls to the wall and go after it and try and win, try to finish. That's exactly what he did, and that's what everybody should do when their down two rounds in a three-round fight. It was awesome."
Boetsch on how he hopes the win elevates his status: "Certainly, [this win] launches me toward the top of the ladder, and I'm real excited to keep climbing. There's only a couple more guys up there higher than Okami, and I welcome the challenge to whoever is next."