Belcher on Anderson Silva: “…I think I can knock him out.”

 Alan Belcher knows exactly what was going through your mind when he finally broke free from Rousimar Palhares’ substantial grip and yet refused to climb back to his feet.

Of course, while it seemed a suicide mission for “The Talent” to keep engaging Palhares on the floor in their UFC on FOX™ 3 matchup, it worked out for the best, as Belcher soon after secured an impressive first-round TKO victory.  For his next trick, Belcher would like to secure an even more shocking result: He wants to knock out UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

“There’s a lot of guys I could fight,” Belcher told “But seriously, while I’m on this roll right now, wouldn’t it be a nice thing to see me fight Anderson Silva? I think I can knock him out.”

Belcher, of course, is on quite the run. A 2010 eye injury that required two surgeries kept him out of action for 16 months, leading to him becoming a bit of a forgotten man in the middleweight division. However, he’s currently 6-1 in his past seven fights, with the lone loss coming in a shortly contested split-decision loss to Yoshihiro Akiyama at 2009’s historic UFC 100 event.

“A lot of people believe I won the fight with Akiyama, obviously,” Belcher said. “He went to the hospital afterwards. I mean, I really hurt him bad. If that fight counted as a win, that’s seven in a row for me. But even if not, I have a legit four in a row now against top opponents. I’m on a pretty nice streak.”

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