Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 8/25/12
When Vitor Belfort shunned a UFC 153 scrap against Alan Belcher (Pictured) to challenge light heavyweight king Jon Jones for his crown at UFC 152, Octagon officials were forced to locate a replacement to meet “The Talent” in the October 13th event. Well, according to Belcher, no such move will be necessary because he’ll be rehabbing a back injury. However, the 28-year-old already has an opponent in mind when he comes off the IR. “Everyone’s asking if I am mad at @Ufc @jonnybones @vitorbelfort answer is no. this is a blessing in disguise. I have a spinal fracture,” Belcher tweeted. “With that being said and with much respect I’d like @Chrisweidmanufc or another top 5 on my return in November. Thx for all the support.” Belcher’s injury follows a long line of wounds that’s forced the middleweight to ride the pine. He collected his fourth consecutive win by posting a TKO victory over Rousimar Palhares in May. Although, Belcher broke his right hand on Palhares’ face during the assault an
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