Michael Bisping Feels Tim Boetsch Is “Harder Fighter” Than Mark Munoz

Mark Munoz talked earlier this week about feeling slighted by the UFC in being passed over for a bout with Michael Bisping. Now, it appears a fight with Munoz never really interested “The Count.”

Bisping, who is coming off a tough decision defeat at the hands of Chael Sonnen in a No. 1 contender match, will instead face Tim Boetsch on July 7 at UFC 148. Bisping is 4-1 in his last five fights, while Boetsch is coming off a stunning victory over Yushin Okami.

“I have never really looked at Mark Munoz and thought he looked like a particularly dangerous opponent,” said Bisping, while appearing on a recent edition of ESPN’s UFC Podcast (thanks to Telegraph.co.uk for transcribing). “His ground and pound looks good, his wrestling doesn’t look all that dangerous, his stand up is suspect and he’s got a weak chin. I think Tim Boetsch is probably a harder fight.”

Bisping also said he turned down a fight with Cung Le. Le will face Rich Franklin on the same card as Bisping-Boetsch.

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