Alan Belcher's Manager Says It's Time For Chris Weidman Or Vitor Belfort To Step Up

MONTREAL- MAY 8: Alan Belcher (R) holds on to Patrick Cote in their middleweight bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Alan Belcher has no problem trying to pick a fight. He's called out Middleweight champion Anderson Silva more than once during post-fight interviews. Recently, he made some waves calling out "professional point fighter" Michael Bisping. Bisping did respond in kind, but was matched with Brian Stann at UFC 152 instead. Now, Belcher and his management are looking for new opponents and don't mind letting everyone know who they're looking at.

Belcher's manager, Malki Kawa told MMA Weekly:

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 think fans, media and everybody alike has Chris Weidman as the No. 1 contender at this point, and after he beat Mark Munoz I think everybody has him as the No. 1 guy. I’m not sure what Joe Silva is thinking, not sure what Dana (White) is thinking, but if he’s the No. 1 guy, Alan Belcher would love to fight him.

You’ve also got Vitor (Belfort) sitting out there looking for somebody to come to Brazil to fight him, and we’re open to that as well," Kawa stated. "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.

These are great fights for Belcher to be looking for. Coming off an impressive first round TKO over Rousimar Palhares at UFC On FX 3, "The Talent" needs a top 10 fight to be considered "in the mix". Both Belfort and Weidman fit that description. Vitor is on a two fight win streak where he bounced Yoshihiro Akiyama out of the division, and helped kicked Anthony Johnson out of the UFC. On top of that, he's probably the second most well-known name at 185, aside from Anderson Silva. And, if Chris Weidman doesn't have Vitor's star power, he definitely has a legitimate hype train, that Belcher would like to derail. Weidman just demolished Mark Munoz in one of the most one-sided beatings in recent memory. Either one of these matches puts Belcher right in contender territory if he can pull off the win.

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