I always thought he'd be a top 15 middleweight - good at everything but not great at anything. He impressed me against Palhares, he looked great. But apart from that, i'm still not sold.
Look at his other wins... Jason Macdonald?? Patrick Cote after 18 months off?? Wilson Gouevia?? Before that he lost to Akiyama, who has since gone to lose 4 straight himself. Palhares was his first good win in about 3 years.
Not hating on Belcher, i think he's top 10 now and can have good battles with guys like Bisping, Munoz, Weidman. But until he beats someone else notable, i think its silly to even mention him being near a title shot.
FORMER UFC CPL CHAMPION
Events Attended: UFC 120, CWFC 45, CWFC 52