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Middleweight 'Mess:' Does Joe Silva think Alan Belcher has no 'Talent?'




"I don't know what [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva's deal is. Through my career, I've pushed for certain fights, and I don't know if it's Joe's personality or what, but I think he's not an Alan Belcher fan ... [Joe Silva is] cool and everything; it's just ... I don't know. It seems like I'm sitting there screaming: ‘The fans want to see me fight big fights.' I've got a big following, and I've got not just a flashy style; I have an explosive striking style. The fans want to see it, but he's not hearing it, man. It doesn't matter. As time goes by and I keep winning fights, they have to give me the big fights ... What do I have to do to get on a poster? What do I have to do to get on a ‘Primetime' show or when Spike TV comes to your school and stuff? I need to put a lot of work into this, and I feel like I'm on top of the game and there [are] a lot of fans out there that haven't gotten the opportunity to know who I am yet. I just feel like I should be pushed a little bit more, and I feel like I should be making more money. The part of my career where I'm at right now I just feel like I'm one of the top guys. I just want to get the reward from it, and I don't want to miss out on it. And if it's going to take more work or more wins or whatever, that's cool. I don't want to be here two or three fights from now in the same situation."

UFC middleweight Alan Belcher vents his frustration over his current place in the 185-pound division, specifically his inability to land big name fights or a potential title shot. In addition to wanting a fight against Vitor Belfort, "The Talent" wants Zuffa to do a better job of marketing him for future events. Are the Belcher fans getting screwed? Or is this latest rant much ado about nothing? What's your take Maniacs?

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