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Bisping: Belcher doesn't have balls to fight me at 152

ESPN staff
July 4, 2012
Michael Bisping is fed up of fighters attempting to use his name to promote themselves in the UFC © Getty Images

Michael Bisping has told Alan Belcher to put his money where his mouth is by publicly asking UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to be paired with the Brit at UFC 152 in Toronto.

Bisping has proven himself a top-five middleweight in the UFC, arguably doing enough to take a decision against No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen last time out. That decision went against him, but the remaining memory of the Brit's performance did not.

Now Bisping wants UFC gold, and he is not prepared to allow others to use his name to promote their own, unless they are prepared to back it up. A knee injury is expected to heal in time for UFC 152, and Bisping is calling for Brian Stann or Belcher.

"The knee is healing nicely and it has been three weeks since the operation and I just started training," Bisping said on UFC Tonight.

"I just spoke to Joe Silva not too long ago and I am hoping to fight at UFC 152 in Toronto. I would like to fight Brian Stann, he is a good fighter.

"A second one is Alan Belcher. Alan Belcher's somebody that's been calling me out for seems like, forever, now. To be quite frank I'm sick of it.

"So, Alan Belcher if your balls are big enough call Joe Silva and let's do it."

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