Alan Belcher (Pictured) is just itching to get back to work. The UFC middleweight is even more anxious to stand opposite Vitor Belfort inside the Octagon, and he isn’t afraid to enter hostile territory in order to do it.
“My next fight will be the biggest of my career! I may be taking a trip down south, very south,” Belcher tweeted Monday night. “Yes but belfort hasn’t agreed. I will fight anyone. Although I want to fight someone who will challenge me!
“I want to fight @vitorbelfort in his home country in October.”
Belcher has been quietly making his way up the 185-pound totem pole. “The Talent” collected his fourth consecutive win by posting a TKO victory over Rousimar Palhares in May.
The 28-year-old broke his right hand on Palhares’ face during the assault and has been riding the pine ever since.
Speaking of fractured right haymakers, Belfort’s mitt is also on the mend. He was forced to withdraw from a UFC 147 shootout against Wanderlei Silva to go under the knife.
“The Phenom” has apparently healed, because immediately following Hector Lombard’s disappointing big league debut on Saturday, he tweeted that he was ready to resume his accomplished career.
“Let’s see what @danawhite will decide on the middleweight I am waiting for my next challenge I will start training on Monday,” Belfort wrote.
UFC 153 takes place October 13th inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.