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Tim Boestch Says He Doesn’t Know Why He’s Not in the Middleweight Title Picture

December 28, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Tim Boestch recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Constantinos Philippou at UFC 155 and more. Check out the highlights:

On why he doesn’t get more recognition in the middleweight title picture: “I don’t know why it is. You look at my resume, and it’s got to be one of the better resumes in the weight class. I think it’s very difficult to argue that – beating [Yushin] Okami and then beating Hector Lombard, a former world champion who I think had one of the most impressive in streaks in the history of the sport. How I’m still under the radar and not getting credit, I’m not sure how that happens. But that’s fine. I’m not going to tell people to give me credit. I’m going to show them they should give me credit. I’m here to fight and impress people.”

On Philippou: “Costa’s no joke. He’s on a tear. Four wins in a row. Very high expectation from fans and the organization for him. Definitely a standout boxer. Throws combinations well. He’s just a dangerous guy in the cage. It’s a heck of a fight. It’s definitely not a step down in competition by any means. The guy is tough and comes to fight. I haven’t taken this fight lightly. I don’t take any fights lightly.”

On his goal for the fight: “My goal for this fight is to really put an exclamation point on the end of the year for me. I want everybody to look back on 2012 and know that I had an awesome year, a standout year, and that my hard work is paying off and that I’m really at the top of the ladder in the middleweight division.”

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