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  • 05-10-2012, 03:39 AM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Id like to see Belcher fight Bisping, Stann, or Lombard. He has good kickboxing and would make good fights with them. He has the potential to beat all of them.

    But Vitor would KO him badly. He wouldnt be able to deal with Vitor's boxing and fast hands. He gets put down.
  • 05-09-2012, 01:13 AM
    goodtimes
    Belcher's ground game has looked pretty solid, very strong defensively with effective GnP. I think Lombard makes a lot of sense, would be an interesting fight.
  • 05-09-2012, 12:46 AM
    0mega1
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    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.

    Real deal.
    I have him at one win away from a title shot.
  • 05-09-2012, 12:12 AM
    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.

    Real deal.
  • 05-08-2012, 08:54 PM
    roaddawg
    Its kinda funny everyone and their mother is calling out Silva these days even people who aren't even in the UFC.
  • 05-08-2012, 06:40 PM
    Sniggles
  • 05-08-2012, 04:28 PM
    Luc1an
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    I'm not surprised. I have been saying that Belcher was the man for a long time now at mw. I would personally like to see Belcher fight Munoz or Bisping.
    i agree, ive been riding the Belcher train for years now and think a fight with Bisping makes alot of sense!
  • 05-08-2012, 04:00 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Palhares affirms: ‘My opponent was better’
    Palhares affirms: ‘My opponent was better’ :: TATAME
    Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares lost to Alan Belcher last Saturday, at UFC on FOX 3, in New Jersey, United States. Brazilian Top Team athlete, Palhares was defeated by TKO on the last seconds of the first round, and talked about the bout’s outcome on his Twitter. Humble as always, he recognized his opponent’s superiority on the fight.


    “Yesterday my opponent was better. Now I’ll do what I always do and I’ll train to be happy again”, wrote Palhares.


    Belcher Feels That A Fight With Michael Bisping Makes The Most Sense
    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/5/8/...simar-palhares
    Interviewer: Typically, when Rousimar Palhares grabs a limb, it's almost guaranteed that a submission will follow, but you not only escaped, you were challenging with your own submission attempts and ended up pounding him out. Do you feel that this was the defining moment in your career?

    Alan Belcher: Yeah, I'd say so. I knew that I would shock some people. It wasn't my intention to get into a grappling match with him. A lot of people thought that was my intent going in, and that the media sort of pushed me into it, trying to prove something, but that was surely not the case at all.

    I knew I would be able to handle myself if he got me in a situation. I was prepared, and I'd been training with some of the best guys that do that kind of thing. I was probably kind of psyching myself up a little too much, and I was expecting some kind of super powers or super strength, but it was a lot easier once I actually got in there.

    I knew that it was going to take some real tight mental preparation to beat somebody like this. I recognized that it was my time, not only in my career, in the title picture, but it was my time in the fight to finish him and make a big splash, and I think that's what I did.

    I think people will think twice about taking me down. Now they know I can grapple with the best of them. It was pretty nice watching him try to squirm out of the twister position, and out of all those submissions I was trying to throw on him. It was the highlight of the fight for me. I was pretty proud of it.

    Interviewer: Has any of the UFC brass let you know where you're sitting in the line of title contention?

    Star-divide

    Alan Belcher: There's these four or five guys right now, that all have to fight, and they're all high level guys. Really, I think that I'm the only one that's kind of in a different class, and the one that's stopping my opponents. I feel like I might have a just a little bit of an edge on those guys, but, I think they still want to see how those play out.

    I did talk a little bit with Joe Silva and Dana White, and we should be talking more this week, and talking with the managers to try to get a little more of a clear picture of where I stand. I know they were very impressed, and I think they look at me a little differently now. They knew that I was getting closer and closer, and I think now, they can kind of see me not only being able to stand with Anderson Silva with confidence, and how I'm not scared of anybody, but maybe even taking him down and submitting him.

    Interviewer: Dana White said that you were a Top 5 guy now. Do you feel like this is your time to actively campaign for the next title shot?

    Alan Belcher: I don't know. I'm ready. Although I'm being patient, and I can see that patience is paying off for me. I'm fighting these fights, and I just keep getting better. Of course I'm hoping for a title shot, and if they even gave a hint of that happening, I'd jump all over it. Would I be surprised if they wanted me to fight someone else? No, probably not.

    I haven't gotten real lucky in my career like that yet.Maybe it's time for that luck to happen. Maybe they'll say. 'Hey, you're next', and that will be cool with me. If I have to fight someone else, well, let's do that, too. If I have to fight two more people, that's fine. I'm in this thing for the long haul.

    Interviewer: Would you like to fight the winner of Bisping vs. Boetsch or Munoz vs. Weidman, if you have to fight one or two more before a title shot?

    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.

    Interviewer: Is there a personal feeling in wanting to beat Bisping, or is it just a desire to get closer to the title?

    Alan Belcher: 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.
  • 05-08-2012, 04:00 PM
    captonion
    He can want in one hand, and shit in the other...
  • 05-08-2012, 03:40 PM
    joeodd2
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