Alan Belcher: I want to fight Chris Weidman, not Anderson SilvaPosted on August 27, 2012, 07:40 AM by Anton Gurevich
Octagon veteran Alan "The Talent" Belcher was originally scheduled to face Vitor Belfort on the main card of UFC 153 event in Brazil. Unfortunately for Belcher, Belfort accepted the fight with Jon Jones on the same card, leaving "The Talent" without an opponent. Belcher would later reveal that he's injured, claiming that Belfort's fight with Jon Jones is a blessing in disguise.
Today, Belcher spoke about who he would like to fight instead of "The Phenom", naming Chris Weidman as an opponent that "makes sense".
Surprisingly enough, Alan Belcher stated he's not concentrating on getting an immediate shot at Anderson Silva's UFC Middleweight title. According to Belcher, "The Spider" should fight Georges St. Pierre or Jon Jones:
"Chris Weidman, I think that fight makes sense," Belcher said. "Do I think he's the number one contender? I don't know about that but I think he's definitely up there.
[Fighting Anderson Silva] I don't see a title shot even happening. Anderson Silva's at a point where he needs to be fighting Jon Jones, he needs to be fighting GSP. If I'm Anderson Silva's manager, that's what I'm telling him to do." - ESPN.co.uk
Alan Belcher is currently 18-6 in his MMA career, 9-4 in the UFC.