Tim Boetsch – “It was the eye poke that really changed things”

Tim Boetsch – “It was the eye poke that really changed things”

UFC Middleweight Tim Boetsch is looking to rebound from his TKO loss to Costas Philippou at UFC 155 when he takes on Mark Munoz at UFC 162: Silva Vs Weidman this Saturday night. In his fight against Philippou, Philippou accidentally poked him in the eye, and according to Boetsch, he wasn’t the same after the eye poke. Boetsch knows he has his hands full against Munoz, but he is anxious to get back in the octagon and get back on the winning track.

Boetsch told Sherdog:

“It was the eye poke that really changed things. I got eye-poked and then the head-butt where I was cut. I don’t mind the sight of my own blood at all. That’s never bothered me a bit, but certainly not being able to judge the distance of your opponent can affect your performance, and you saw in that fight it did.”

“I don’t like to make excuses. Philippou’s a tough guy. He hits hard. I congratulate him on getting that win, but that’s certainly one I’d like to have back and get a do-over. It really kind of ticked me off that I lost that fight. I went in there really believing I was going to come out of there with a ‘W’ and be well on my way to where I wanted to be. It’s a small setback. More than anything, I’m just looking forward to July 6 to get the ball rolling again.”

“I’m sure they have a good game plan and they’re thinking of working the takedown and using some of his devastating ground-and-pound. It’s going to be a mix of everything. I’m really expecting a fun fight in the sense that we’re going to see all different aspects of the game.”

“It’s motivation. I want to get in there and start beating guys up again and start climbing back towards the top of the ladder, where I feel I belong.”

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