Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
IMO, Belcher's been the real deal for years now and in all seriousness, he probably would've already gotten his title shot or at least been in #1 Contender's territory had he not been snakebit after the eye injury missing most of 2010 & 11.
For my money, there isn't a more wellrounded and skilled YOUNG fighter at MW and he's only gotten better since the Herman fight, which I deemed as his turning point. While I believe Weidman's a straight grinder and has some serious grappling skills and similar athleticsm to Belcher, I believe both he and Munoz don't have the all around tools that Belcher does and in my eyes, Belcher's only getting sharper. His overall game has evolved and been honed to scary degrees.
I have him in my top 5 after his next fight and think he's two fights away from a title shot.
I have him at one win away from a title shot.
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