Now that the dust has settled from UFC middleweight Alan Belchers dominant and eye opening performance against BJJ powerhouse and leg lock specialist Rousimar Palhares last Saturday, beating the one of the most feared fighters in the sport for his aggressive submissions, and beating him at his own game has given Belcher all the ammo he needs to start getting the high profile fights he’s been wanting for years.
One person Belcher believes would be a perfect match-up for him is Michael Bisping.
Speaking via bloodyelbow.com
Belcher discussed the possibility of fighting the 'professional point fighter' Michael Bisping:
“I think a fight with Michael Bisping makes a lot of sense. I mean, Boetsch looks like a beast at 185, and I've got to admit, he looks pretty scary. The other guys in the division, in my mind, I've already beat them so many times, and I know everything about them, and I know they don't have anything really threatening. Boetsch has got some pretty powerful tools, and is a pretty scary dude.
Bisping, of course, is getting to be a professional point fighter, and he's kind of hard to beat like that. That fight would be a nice payday, and a big fight for the media, so I'm kind of leaning towards that one. It would make sense, and the fans would love it. I can almost feel the energy I would get from the fans if I put him to sleep.”
On Belcher’s motivation to fight Bisping:
"No, nothing personal. I don't know what to think about him. I can already kind of feel the kind of smack talking that he would be doing, and I think that he just honestly believes that he's better than he is. I don't think he respects me or considers me to be one of the top guys. It would feel good to beat him, but I don't want to let those type of personal emotions get in the way of what's really important, and that's competing for the world championship and winning."
This is probably the next best fight for Belcher, whether or not the UFC offers it to him, rmains to be seen, Dana white did say he was "top 5" after his fight with Palhares, so whoever he gets should be a top fighter.
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