Alan Belcher’s Manager says his client is tired of waiting to get the big Fight, and wants a top contender to fight, Hopefully on October 5 at UFC on FX 5.
After Belcher took out surging contender Rousimar Palhares at UFC on FOX 3, where he dominated and submitted one of the most feared submission BJJ experts in the UFC, he figured he’s be a lock for a contender fight. And when Michael Bisping called him out on the “UFC Tonight” TV show, he figured it was a done deal, they called Joe Silva, and sat back and expected the match-up to e granted by the UFC. But what actually happened was , from what Belcher’s manager Malki Kawa says, is that Bisping changed his mind and decided to fight Brian Stan instead. Leavin Belcher again without a high profile fight.
While speaking during an interview with mmawekly.com, Belcher’s manager Mlki Kawa said:
“We were absolutely disappointed. After all the trash that both guys have been talking and this is a fight Alan’s been asking for, ever since his injury he wanted to fight Bisping. He’s been asking for a lot of the big name guys” Kawa Said.
“With this whole situation in the 185-pound division after Chael lost, we thought we were going to get Bisping. We had been asking for it and Bisping was talking about Alan, they were going back and forth, and for sure I thought this fight would work, but then lo and behold Bisping wants to fight Stann. So we’re not sure what the reasoning is for that, but we’re looking forward to getting somebody in the top ten so we can get the title shot at soon as possible.”
So it looks like Belcher and his manager are not going to sit and wait on the big fight to drop into their laps, they are planning on pushing it until they get what they want.
“We think Chris Weidman is the fight out there right now. If we could fight anybody, if we had our choice, Chris Weidman would be the guy,”
“I don’t see any other match-ups that make more sense. We’ve seen Vitor fight Anderson, Chael obviously just fought him, and then you’ve got Hector Lombard, but Hector Lombard is a guy that a lot of people don’t know and haven’t seen. So we’re looking at it like Chris Weidman is coming off a great fight, Alan Belcher is a great fighter, so why not throw them somewhere like this October 5 card, let them go five rounds and the winner gets a title shot,” said Kawa.
Beyond Weidman, and if for whatever reason he cannot get a shot at him, he thinks Vitor Belfort would be the next best choice off opponent.
“You’ve also got Vitor sitting out there looking for somebody to come to Brazil to fight him, and we’re open to that as well, It’s one of those situations where we want to fight, we’re looking for a fight, so we need one of these guys to pick up a phone and say ‘I’ll fight Alan Belcher,’ but these guys continue to avoid him and I don’t blame them.”
“Alan’s tired of just sitting around and seeing what everybody wants to do,” said Kawa.
“He wants to fight Bisping and then he goes and says he wants to fight Brian Stann, when Alan was ready to rock and roll. So we’ll go to Brazil to fight Vitor, we’ll go to London to fight Bisping, we’ll go wherever the biggest fight is against whoever wants to step up and fight him.”
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