“I’ve done interviews where they’ll say I’m known for being a grinder, wearing people out, and I’ve had to remind them that sure, my last two wins at middleweight went to decision, but before that I won most of my fights by TKO and finishing guys. This isn’t anything new, my power certainly hasn’t gone away; I feel like I’m hitting harder now than I was at light heavyweight. I think that maybe people had forgotten that I can stop people with my hands. I’d like to think my next fight will be against whoever’s next in line to determine who will face the winner of the Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen fight. Definitely I’d like to take on a top three fighter; I want that fight, I want to take them out. (Michael) Bisping’s name has been on my agenda for a long time. Even back when we were at light heavyweight he was someone I wanted to fight. I think he did a heck of a job against Chael and he’s certainly up there as a contender…It will be interesting to see who they come with, and whoever they do, I’ll be ready.”
Michael Bisping impressed in his last outing against Sonnen, even in defeat, he put himself closer to contender status.
If Boetsch gets his matchmaking wish who takes this fight?
(quote via Full Contact Fighter)