UFC Quick Quote: Alan Belcher isn't ranked high enough to fight Chris Weidman

July 11, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Chris Weidman reacts during his fight against Mark Munoz (not pictured) during the middleweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

"His [Weidman's] response was that he's still hoping and waiting for a fight with Anderson Silva, but the UFC still has not said if he will fight him. If he can't fight Anderson Silva, he said he would like to fight with a number-one contender fighter, but he believes that Alan Belcher isn't that fighter given where he's ranked. So what he proposed is fighting the winner of the Bisping vs. Stann fight, for a number-one contender spot."

-- "UFC Tonight's" Ariel Helwani commented on a conversation he had with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight contender Chris Weidman. The FUEL TV correspondent stated that "The All American," who recently claimed that he forewent a fight with Vitor Belfort in the hopes that he'd get a title fight instead, believes that a fight with anyone other than UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva or a number one contender (like Michael Bisping or Brian Stann) would be a step down for him. It's all intriguing, really, but is Weidman possibly starting to get caught up in his own hype? Are any of you Maniacs tired of hearing him make demands? Or is he making reasonable requests, based on his first round demolition of Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL TV 4 in San Jose, Calif., on July 11, 2012?

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