In a recent Q&A with UFC.com Alan Belcher (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) did some trash talking on UFC 69 opponent Kendall Grove (7-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC):
“I think this fight is perfect for me and I couldnâ€™t be happier with the matchup. I get to beat up trash-talking Kendall Grove. I wasnâ€™t picked for the show that he won, so I get to skip to the guy who won it and itâ€™s not even going to be that big of a challenge. Iâ€™m just gonna go in there and smash him. He doesnâ€™t have anything for me, he also doesnâ€™t know how to use his reach to be dangerous as a tall guy, and heâ€™s not good enough to beat me. “
Team Voodoo member Belcher beat Jorge Santiago at Fight Night 7 in December but lost to fellow UFC 69 fighter Yushin Okami in August. Belcher is talking a lot of trash for a fighter who lost his two arguably biggest fights to Okami and Marvin Eastman who, despite holding a 0-2 UFC record, boasts an impressive .
Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Grove defeated Ross Pointon and Kalib Starnes in unofficial UFC fights during the show before beating Ed Herman and Chris Price in UFC matches.
This feud may add the spark that UFC 69 needed with a card that many UFC fans are not overly impressed with. Just check out the poll results if you don’t know what I mean.
Here is the rumored card for UFC 69 on April
Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra
Diego Sanchez vs. Josh Koscheck
Mike Swick vs. Yushin Okami
Kendall Grove vs. Alan Belcher
Roger Huerta vs. Leonard Garcia
Heath Herring vs. Brad Imes
Thales Leites vs. Pete Sell
Luke Cummo vs. Josh Haynes
Pete Spratt vs. Marcus Davis
(Q&A via UFCJunkie.com)