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“It’s a bit more frustrating for me. I felt like this would really determine who the No. 1 contender was. Everybody has very high expectations of Chris, and I’m certainly on a tear; I’ve beaten two fairly high ranked opponents my last two fights. So I was very much looking forward to getting in the cage with Chris and seeing who came out the other side as the victor,” Boetsch told MMAWeekly Radio recently.
“I was very upset that I wasn’t going to get to fight Chris, but at the same time I feel for the guy. He’s had a very rough year. A hurricane just ripped through and wrecked his house, now he’s just got this injury, he just had surgery and he’s in the recovery phase. My thoughts go out to him. Although it’s not Chris Weidman, Costa’s a tough guy and it’s going to be an exciting fight. He’s on a roll right now, he’s a tough boxer and he’s always looking to take people’s heads off.”
“I think the better way to do it, or the way I prefer to do it, is to step in the cage and beat people up, and eventually they’re going to have to give me a title shot because I’m going to run out of people to beat up. That’s how I plan on doing it.”