UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch (16-5) has only been finished a single time in his career as a 185-pounder. However, Mark Munoz (12-3) is out to change that statistic when he battles Boetsch on Saturday night at UFC 162.
Munoz recently spoke to Sherdog about the upcoming bout, showing respect to Boetsch based on his past accomplishments while also making it clear his goal is to take “The Barbarian” out before scorecards come into play.
“He’s been up there. We’ve been fighting consistently for a long time and we’re both considered UFC vets. With a win, it definitely puts us back in the mix somewhere. For myself, I want to reach the top. I’m ready. I had some adversity and some trials I had to work through, but with a win over Tim, I think it will definitely put me in the mix.”
“You’re going to see a lot of transitions from striking to wrestling to ground-and-pound and jiu-jitsu. You’re going to see a lot of cage work. I’m the type of guy that’s always active. I don’t hold people down just to score points. I don’t just jab people just to score points. I look to end the fight everywhere I’m at. You’re definitely going to see bombs flying when you watch me fight, and I truly believe Tim is going to do the same because he’s a competitor. Just don’t blink because you’re going to miss something.”
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