Tim Boetsch's Blogs

  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 24

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 313 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten preview UFC Fight Night 30; Mike Dolce discusses the 'Dolce Diet'; Tim Boetsch cuts his weight for UFC 166.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 10 Mike Rhodes and Alan Jouban compete for welterweight champion; Justin Lawrence meets Luis Saldana for featherweight; live from Des Moines, Iowa.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 3: Knockouts 40-11

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 4: Top 10 Greatest Knockouts

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: Prelims
    K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos; Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman; Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt; C.B. Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch. From Houston.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 18 Episode 7: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate: Zone In Rousey delivers Father's Day gifts; semifinal berth up for grabs.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 1: Knockouts 100-71

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights
    UFC 166 Prelims K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos; Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman; Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt; C.B. Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch. From Houston.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 2: Knockouts 70-41

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 3: Knockouts 40-11

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 4: Top 10 Greatest Knockouts

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 18 Episode 7: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate: Zone In Rousey delivers Father's Day gifts; semifinal berth up for grabs.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 18 Episode 7: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate: Zone In Rousey delivers Father's Day gifts; semifinal berth up for grabs.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: Prelims
    K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos; Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman; Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt; C.B. Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch. From Houston.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET AXS: The Voice Versus
    UFC President Dana White discusses the early days of UFC, boxing vs. MMA, and Fedor Emelianenko.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 Cain Velasquez takes on Junior dos Santos, the only man to beat him; Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Primetime
    Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos 3

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Primetime
    UFC 166 Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Primetime
    UFC 166 Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC 166 Prelims From Houston.
    Prelims Tim Boetsch vs. C.B. Dollaway, Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt, Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman, K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 166 Prelims From Houston.
    Prelims Tim Boetsch vs. C.B. Dollaway, Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquart, Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman, K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    World Amatuer Championships From Palms Casino Resort.

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  • Podcast: Boetsch, Zahabi, Cruickshank, Vazquez By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood returned to The Sherdog Radio Network on Wednesday for a packed edition of "Beatdown." Joining them were fighters Tim Boetsch, Daron Cruickshank, Javier Vazquez, and coach Firas Zahabi.

    Boetsch is closing in on his final training sessions in preparation for his Dec. 29 showdown with Constantinos Philippou. "The Barbarian" chats about the upcoming middleweight title, his status as top contender for Anderson Silva's title and where the nickname "Barbarian" originated from. The Matt Hume-trained fighter also talks about a potential showdown with Chris Weidman, his original opponent for the UFC 155 card.

    Zahabi was in the corner of Rory MacDonald on Saturday night in Seattle for the UFC on Fox 5 card. Zahabi joined "Beatdown" to talk about his charge's impressive decision win over B.J. Penn. Firas breaks down the strategy that was implemented in dismantling a legend of the sport, MacDonald's future and what's next for GSP. The coach considers what challenges Georges St. Pierre would have with guys like Johny Hendricks, Nick Diaz and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

    Cruickshank was another fighter who impressed viewers of the UFC on Fox 5 card. “The Detroit Superstar” stopped Henry Martinez with a highlight-reel head-kick knockout. Cruickshank joins the show to talk about his win, growing up in a fighting family and the pride he has fighting out of The Motor City.

    Vazquez has always been one to speak his mind. The former King of the Cage and Gladiator Challenge champion joined De Santis and Sherwood looking for a fight. On Jan. 19 and 20 in Los Angeles, Vasquez’s wife Rose Gracie will be promoting her Gracie U.S. Nationals event as part of the L.A. Fitness Expo. Vazquez issued an invitation to world champion grapplers to join him in a four-man 155-pound tournament where you only advance if you can submit your opponent. "Showtime" breaks down what he feels is wrong with sport jiu-jitsu and why he would like to compete with some of the world's best under his set of rules.

    TJ and Jeff also take a look at the sport's current events, including what fans think of Benson Henderson being considered as Fighter of the Year for 2012. Check out the show here

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  • Tim Boetsch Refuses to Talk His Way into Title Shot By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Tim Boetsch, on “Beatdown,” discussing whether he should be more vocal and try to generate more attention for himself:

    “It’s crossed my mind before, but I don’t want to be that guy. I even said to one of my friends last night, they were like, ‘Oh, you need to get on Twitter. You need to start blowing up Dana [White] and saying how you deserve this and that.’ And I said, ‘That’s really not my style.’ I don’t want to be one of those guys who talks his way into a fight. I think it’s much better to fight your way in there. When you do that, you’re going to be more prepared for the fight versus talking your way in and then all of a sudden you find yourself in a fight you’re not ready for.”

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  • Podcast: Boetsch, Miller, Knapp By: Sherdog.com Staff

    On Wednesday’s edition of “Beatdown,” hosts TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood were joined by guests Tim Boetsch, Cole Miller and Shannon Knapp.

    UFC middleweight Boetsch talked to the duo about his recent win over Hector Lombard at UFC 149, while featherweight Miller discussed his upcoming bout against Nam Phan at UFC on Fox 4. Knapp, CEO of Invicta FC, talked about her company’s upcoming all-female card and the current state of women’s MMA.

    Check out today’s episode here.

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  • Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week By: Jeff Sherwood




    The masses may want a super fight between Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholders Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, but the fighters themselves do not. The thought that arguably the sport’s two most dominant champions might never meet in the cage will undoubtedly leave some fans saddened. For now, Jones will focus on his upcoming matchup with Dan Henderson at UFC 151, and Silva will wait for a new contender to emerge at 185 pounds.

    Plenty of other subjects made the rounds on the Sherdog.net forums this week, including Michael Bisping’s decision to take aim at Tim Boetsch, the latest on Chael Sonnen, the continuation of the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate feud and testosterone replacement therapy.

    Responding to ‘The Spider’


    Bashing Boetsch


    Sonnen vs. ‘Rampage’


    Bad Blood


    Tito on TRT


    Follow the jump for reader comments.

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  • Tim Boetsch: I Have to Finish Hector Lombard By: Sherdog.com Staff


    Tim Boetsch, on “The Jordan Breen Show,” discussing what it will take to improve his chances of getting a middleweight title shot:

    “I think the key is taking out Hector [Lombard] in impressive fashion. I don’t think anybody expected [Chris] Weidman to maul on [Mark] Munoz like he did, but he did himself a big favor by putting on an impressive performance. Absolutely that’s what I need to do. I need to take out Hector and really get people talking about how I do it. I’ve got to be exciting and I’ve got to finish him. That’s what I have in my mind.”

    Follow the jump for reader comments.

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  • Podcast: Phan, Browne, Boetsch

    On Thursday's edition of "The Jordan Breen Show," hosts Jordan Breen and Greg Savage were joined by fighters Nam Phan, Travis Browne and Tim Boetsch to discuss their upcoming fights.

    Almost immediately into the show, Phan spoke about his upcoming bout against Cole Miller at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for UFC on Fox 4.

    Shortly after Browne, who also is competing on the UFC on Fox 4 card, talked to the guys about his fight against Ben Rothwell.

    At the top of the second hour, middleweight Tim Boetsch discussed his next fight against Hector Lombard.

    Listen to the show here.

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  • Podcast: Cruz, Boetsch By: Jared Koll

    Jon Luther and Jared Koll returned to The Sherdog Radio Network for another edition of 'Beatdown.' Joining them was UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who discussed his hosting stint on the upcoming TUF season, his rivalry with fellow coach Urijah Faber, and his penchant for telling it like it is.

    Also, Tim Boetsch talked about his come-from-behind TKO victory over Yushin Okami, the sights and sounds of Japan, and where he sees himself in the UFC's middleweight division.

    Check out all the mixed martial arts banter here: here.

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