The last we had seen of Tim Boetsch, he was winning a TKO victory over Yushin Okami in one of the best comebacks of the year so far. Joe Rogan stated live that it was probably the best comeback win that he had ever seen. He rescinded this on Twitter after almost everyone called him out on that statement but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Okami was the biggest scalp of Boetsch’s career so far. Since beating Okami, he has been telling anyone who will listen that he wants to be the man to beat Anderson Silva. Well, he’s not quite Anderson Silva but multiple media sources are now reporting that he has verbally agreed to face Michael Bisping at UFC 148 in Las Vegas. It’s worth noting that since dropping to middleweight, Boetsch is undefeated.
Now, I’m pretty sure Boetsch didn’t expect to face Anderson Silva straight away, that would be like a salesman expecting promotion every time he made a sale, but you can’t help imagining that the winner of this bout will face the winner of Sonnen vs Silva II. Still, it just goes to show that if you make enough noise, there is a good chance your cries will be heard. Dana’s already said multiple times that he loves guys coming to him asking for specific fights. Maybe that’s where Tim Sylvia has been going wrong? [Source]