Tim Boetsch suffers a broken foot as he battled with Hector Lombard in a middleweight division fight; he was a victor and yet felt defeat as this injury will surely lead to more questions regarding his future as a middleweight contender. This fight really proves that things don’t always play out in the best result that you want it to be.
The fight was a bit mediocre at the start which showed that there was no dominant fighter. Towards the end of the match, Boetsch exited with a victory but failed to make heads turn and of course his injury was the worst part of the entire fight.
When asked to comment on his recent victory, Boetsch commented: “I wanted to use my kicks to keep him off me and that’s what I was going. Then, early in the second round, I blew up my foot, which made the rest of the fight more uncomfortable than I had anticipated.”
The injury will surely place the fighter in the sidelines for a while but of course this injury is just one of the many setbacks that fighters tackle every day. This does not completely eliminate him from contention in the future. But the injury will be a delay to Tim Boetsch rise to fame as he waits to battle middleweights like Chris Weidman, Michael Bisping, Alan Belcher and Vitor Belfort. And fans will surely be interested on his next matchup after he recovers from his injury.
Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch is only 31 years old but he has an impressive 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws in his card. Before his victory with Hector Lombard at UFC 140 “Faber versus Barao” last July 21, he won three consecutive fights with amazing opponents like Yushin Okami at UFC 144 ‘Edgar versus Henderson”, Nick Ring at UFC 135 “Jones versus Rampage” and Kendall Grove at UFC 130 “Rampage versus Machida”.
His opponent on the other hand, is another impressive fighter. Hector Lombard is 34 years old with 31 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. Before he lost to Boetsch, he has 20 straight wins with an outstanding line up of fighters. He has only one draw to Kyle Noke and lost only three times. Lombard belongs to an elite fighter group who has never felt defeat for a long time until he faced Boetsch; but of course this fight is also memorable to The Barbarian as he heals his broken foot.