For all the debate over Steve Mazzagatti’s controversial point-deduction during UFC 81′s Lesnar/Mir fight, we’ve overlooked one other questionable reffing moment from “Breaking Point.” Watch the video above and count how many unanswered punches to the face Tim Boetsch gets in on David Heath — who doesn’t even have his hands up — before Herb Dean decides to come back from his cigarette break.
Of course, Boetsch himself can’t be faulted for laying down the fury. In fact the Pennsylvania-based light heavyweight, who filled in for Tomasz Drwal at UFC 81 on just 10 days notice, believes that his dramatic K.O. of Heath will earn him a return trip to the Octagon. As Boetsch told TAGG Radio:
“I haven’t heard anything as of yet. But just from the response from the fans and everybody that saw it, I think they’re going to have a hard time not bringing me back. So I’m looking forward to getting back in there for them, hopefully in the near future, and putting on another good show.”
Though the $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus went to Chris Lytle, Boetsch received extra pay on top of his salary, saying that “[the UFC] takes care of you if you put on an exciting fight.” As for the wild ending to his match last Saturday, Boetsch remembers it like this:
“I knew when (Heath) didn’t put his hands out to catch himself (falling) he was in trouble. His head bounced off the floor, and I knew he was hurt pretty bad. I dropped in and started hitting him, and I knew nobody was home at that point.”
We don’t think he’d have much luck throwing around the UFC’s top-ten-caliber light heavyweights, but we’d love to see Boetsch developed for a while against gatekeeper-types like Jason Lambert and Eric Schafer. The kid’s got potential…