How weird is it that Tim Boetsch was going to fight for the title?

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  1. BLACKWOLF Green Belt

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    I'm not sure if you guys remember, but back when Timmy B pulled the win against Okami from nowhere and recieved the gift decision against Lombard he was riding a 4 fight win streak at MW and was undefeated at that weight.

    With only 2 guys riding win streaks in a division laid waste to by Anderson, only 2 contenders remained Tim Boetsch and Chris Wiedman. The stage had been set for a number 1 contenders fight, and then Wiedman pulls out, injured.

    In comes replacement Costas Phillapou and well, that was that.

    Had Tim won though, he would have easily warranted a title shot and given the time frame probably would have gotten one.
     
  2. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    War Boetsch. Did the most with is limited talents.
     
  3. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    And he was the favourite against Dan Henderson. What the hell!
     
  4. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    War Timbo Slice!
     
  5. Davemeddlehed There's no mercy in this dojo!

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    I don't remember Boetsch' name ever being thrown around in title contention discussions.
     
  6. BigNuggetIce Banned Banned

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    Holy Fuck I forgot he was scheduled against Weidman at one point. That would've been a doozy
     
  7. Gigaton Punch Gold Belt

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    Well, he had no chance at beating Weidman ever so he never would've got that title shot but yeah, he was in position to fight for the title shot.
    That Costas fight was unfortunate. Tim won the first round easily but the fight went downhill after he suffered a headbutt, an eye poke and a hand injury.

    That was more to do with Henderson being shot to bits than anything.
     
  8. Cynfocus Blue Belt

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    ...and now Costas' Retired...
     
  9. Limit Smasher Brown Belt

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    TS is an idiot. Nobody was ever talking about Boetsch getting a title shot. Especially after the lame Lombard fight.
     
  10. L0ki Silver Belt

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    I definitely called Tim's fall out.

    He was a luck guy.

    Yushin was clearly winning that fight. He had a couple big come from behind wins. He has good punching power but that's about it.
     
  11. ArtemV Gold Belt

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    Imagine how fast the Chris would have beaten him.
     
  12. tasticles Silver Belt

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    don't you mean how sad?
     
  13. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt

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    Tough dude. But sort of toughman, rock-em-sock-em sloppy style. Has harder times against fighters with actual technique and skills. But he would be fun to have on your side in a bar fight.:D
     
  14. jsbx45 Red Belt

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    Lotta heart in Boetsch. Was hoping he would do better, but oh well.
     
  15. IWANTTOTRAINUFC Green Belt

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    If I remember correctly, Boetsch was never mentioned. In fact, Anderson didn't even want to fight Weidman because he wanted to chase "superfights".
     
  16. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Hey, Boetsch vs. Kimbo could actually happen since Tim's gunna get cut.

    Tim would destroy Kimbo.
     
  17. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    The guy was never a contender. Okami was owning him until the comeback, and the decision over Hector was a robbery.

    No disrespect, he's a big tough guy, but he's not title contender level.
     
  18. Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    He had a good streak going for a while but I don't think he was ever in the title contention discussion. That's crazy to think he was scheduled to fight Weidman though that would have been a beatdown.
     
  19. chunglii No Me Duele

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    Ah, the ol' Barbarian Bitch Toss
     
  20. Cry0Therapy737 Brown Belt

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    Yep, Munoz was also ranked number three after Anderson and Chael until he fought Weidman.
     

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