I know I'm not the only one excited about the return of The Talent!!!!
I ordered tix to my 1st ufc event in Austin (12 hours away from where I live) at this time last year expecting to see one of my favorite fighters, Belcher, get his shot against Demian Maia in a fight that would put him in the mix for a contender/eliminator fight had he won.
Instead, his retina detached and he went through a LONG & mentally stressful rehab period, one that included him lying face down on a massage table for 18 hours a day for 2-3 weeks so that the injury would heal properly.
Now, it comes full circle. The UFC comes to NOLA. (only 6 hours away now) & Belcher is on my fight card again!!!!
I personally believe Macdonald is a tune-up for Belcher, even w/ ring rust, but I also know Macdonald is not a fighter that should be taken lightly.
I'll be nervous as **** for Belcher Sept 17th. I'm a fan. I've anticipated seeing him for over a year now & I also know over a year out of the octagon is not kind to a fighter & we all know that ANYTHING can happen in MMA.
But in less than 3 weeks, my dream finally comes true. I get to see one of my favorite fighters & one of the ugliest tattoos to ever enter the octagon go to war.
WAR ALAN BELCHER!!!!!!!