When Alan Belcher decides to finally make his return to the octagon, he will have been away from professional competition for the better part of two years.
The longtime UFC middleweight has not fought since a unanimous decision loss to Michael Bisping in April 2013. His last win was against Rousimar Palhares over a year prior to that.
While his current focus is on his family and a new business outside of regulated combat, Belcher believes he will be back in the coming summer.
"I'm eyeing a return in the summer of the coming year," Belcher told The MMA Corner. "I have my sights on making a big impact when I return to the octagon."
After spending the entirety of his UFC career to date at middleweight, Belcher also revealed that he is interested in a move up to light0heavyweight as the weight cut is easier on his body.
"I'm thinking I'll return at 205 pounds," said Belcher. "I feel more complete at this weight and it's what I feel is right. For the last year I've walked around at 230 pounds. The weight cut to 205 is much easier on my body and allows me to feel better when I fight. I feel stronger and have more energy when I don't make the cut to 185 pounds."
Transcription taken from The MMA Corner.