(It’s all uphill from here, buddy.)
I’ve gained a reputation for being somewhat reactive, negative and focused on the dark side of the sport. It’s truly wonderful for me when I can pull up an MMA site and find some news that leaves me pleasantly surprised and smiling ear to ear. Courtesy of Cage Potato, this was one of those stories:
Alan Belcher has been hinting for a while with tweets like the one above that he will soon be returning to the UFC.
“The Talent” has been sidelined since sustaining a career-threatening partially detached retina last summer while training for his UFN 22 bout with Demian Maia, but according to one of his Remix MMA students he has been given the OK by his eye specialist to compete once again and is eyeing (no pun intended) a May or June return to the Octagon.
Belcher is one of my favorite fighters to watch, recipient of two FOTN and two SOTN in his last four bouts (including a barnburner against Akiyama at 100 that I still feel he won) and sick MT skills. I can’t wait to see him back in the Octagon, especially after a potential career-ending injury.