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Alan Belcher pushing for fight with fellow UFC contender Demian Maia

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Alan "The Talent" Belcher (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is both lucky and unlucky to be a UFC middleweight on a win streak.

He's lucky, of course, because he's risen to the top of the promotion's 185-pound division. (Hard work helped, too.) But he's unlucky because there aren't many fighters who share his streak, and as a result, he has to wait a little longer than most to stay active.

Belcher recently expressed frustration with his predicament, but he told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he has plans for moving his career forward.

"Right now we're pushing for Demian Maia because I think [the UFC] has plans for everyone else," Belcher today said on the radio show. "I think that's an interesting fight. That will help me solidify the No. 1 contender spot.

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Post #1   5/27/10 8:41:18AM   

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Interesting match up....I like Maia in this one....I don't think Belcher is on his level quite yet.

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Post #2   5/27/10 9:30:27AM   

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I think the deciding factor is whether Belcher will be able to avoid Maia's submissions for 3 rds. I have a feeling he will and, if he can, I think it's his fight to win. He just needs to keep it standing and not cater to Maia's strong points.

Post #3   5/27/10 12:50:39PM   

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I say give the boy what he wants
I would like to see that match up

Post #4   5/27/10 1:11:19PM   

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Good match up. Belcher has really impressed me more an more with each fight. I admire Maia's skills but would find it hard to pick against Belcher in his current form.

Post #5   5/27/10 2:20:33PM   

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I think this would be a great match up both Stylistically and in the greater picture of the MW Division. I would pick Maia for sure, but I can see Belcher winning this fight.

Post #6   5/27/10 4:21:32PM   

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I like this fight a lot. I'd take Belcher to win and i hope it happens.

Post #7   5/27/10 4:24:41PM   

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I can support this match-up. This would be a top level fight for Belcher.

Post #8   5/27/10 4:56:42PM   

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I also think its a fight that makes sense...he's been winning..and I think he won the Akiyama fight...throw him in with the big boys and see what happens...I say Maia or even Marquardt

Post #9   5/27/10 6:51:54PM   

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I had Akiyama in that fight but I could see the argument for Belcher. I say, if Belcher wants to dance, find him a partner.

Post #10   5/27/10 8:13:14PM