UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch is prepared to fight fifteen hard minutes against Mark Munoz if need be when they mix it up this weekend at UFC 162. However, he’s hoping that won’t be the case since he’ll be gunning for a finish as quickly as possible once the cage door closes.

“It’s going to be a battle, we’re both ready to go, we both have a lot to prove, we both want to get back on our winning ways and that’s exactly what we’re both going to try to do,” said Boestch at a pre-event press conference in a conversation captured by MMAMania. “Honestly, I’m looking to finish the fight early. So I hope he is conditioned, I hope he’s looking to push the pace…I’m ready to put him down early, so let’s get this thing done.”

Boetsch and Munoz are both looking to bounce back from losses after coming close to securing cracks at top contendership. “The Barbarian” is 16-5 with past wins over Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard, while Munoz holds an overall record of 12-3 including career highlights against Demian Maia and Chris Leben. Both have won the bulk of their bouts by way of TKO.