Team Belcher Looking For Weidman Or Belfort To Step Up | UFC NEWS

July 21, 2012 6:30 am by bjpenn.com staff 12 Comments

“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.”

Malki Kawa, the manager of Belcher, recently told mmaweekly.com that his star middleweight fighter needs a contender to get his overdue shot at the UFC’s middleweight title currently held onto by Anderson Silva.

At the top of the divisional list is Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, however, are these the type of guys that Belcher should be facing?

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