Another one for the Bisping bandwagon, Alan Belcher calls the Brit an a-hole and says he’d like to face him in his comeback
UFC middleweight fighter Alan Belcher is the latest to add his name in the ever-growing list of fighters wanting to fight Michael Bisping after his UFC 127 post-fight antics.
Speaking via Sherdog.com :
“Bisping is an a–hole who disrespects the sport and his opponent,” said Belcher. “A fight between me and Michael Bisping is something everybody wants except for Michael Bisping. It would be amazing to sign that fight and have him come to my backyard. He always gets to fight in Britain and other places, but it’d be good to see him come down to Louisiana. I’d love for that to be my comeback fight.”
Belcher was sidelined last year after sustaining an eye injury (detached retina) in training which could have ended his career and possibly left him with no eyesight at all. But two surgeries and determination have set him back on track towards getting in the Octagon once again.
“Right now, I’m planning to come back in September. Everything is looking good so far, and I’m glad to be back in training. The time off was good for me. I got to see things from a different point of view. It made me realize just how lucky I was to be a fighter. It’s truly a gift that I’ve been given, but now I’m ready to be back as good or better than I’ve ever been.”
“My vision is still not perfect, but when both my eyes are open, I can see what I’m doing. I’m nearsighted in my right eye, and if I close my left eye, things get blurry unless I’m really close to something. It’s getting better every day. I have my peripheral vision, and I can see well enough to spar. I’ll be able to see what people are doing.”
“My doctor told me there’s no chance to detach the retina again now that it’s healed up. The only problem might come if I get poked in my left eye, leaving me with one blurry eye, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.”
Previous to the injury Belcher had collected four wins from his last five fights, his victories included Ed Herman, Denis Kang, Wilson Gouveia and Patrick Cote, only losing to Yoshihiro Akiyama.