Michael Bisping has a point to prove at UFC 152 and he plans on using Brian Stann as the way to do it.

Coming off a close decision loss in his last fight against Chael Sonnen in January, Bisping has had a chip on his shoulder for several months, and a knee injury that sidelined him from fighting in July only angered him even further.

Now as the middleweight division’s contender race starts to heat up, Bisping knows that if he plans on getting a shot at Anderson Silva‘s title in 2013, he needs to make an example out of Brian Stann in Toronto.

“I’ve got to fight with a sense of urgency. I’ve got to put it on him right from the start. I ain’t letting this go to the judges. Whenever it goes to the judges, it never really goes my way. I’ve never lost two fights in a row. I’m coming off a loss, and I’ve got to take my win, take my victory and ensure my title shot and I’m going to do that,” Bisping told MMAWeekly Radio prior to the fight.

When looking at his opponent, Bisping respects the skills that Stann brings to the table, but he believes it’s nothing he hasn’t seen before and it all comes down to executing on fight night. If he fights to his best, Bisping doesn’t see a way Stann beats him.

“He’s a big power puncher; he’s somewhat limited in some respects. I’ve watched his fights recently from back in the WEC days to now, and I really haven’t seen much evolution. He’s obviously a little sharper and crisper, and a little more refined, but I don’t really see anything new,” said Bisping.

“Can he knock me out? Listen, I’ve got a good chin, but he does have the ability to knock people out. Do I think he’ll catch me with anything significant? I don’t think so. I’ve got good movement, my head movement is way more improved, I can take his punches anywhere, and I can beat him to the punch all day long. I’ve got far, far better wrestling, grappling and jiu-jitsu than him, better cardio, and I just think it’s a good fight for me.”

Call it cocky or call it confidence, Bisping is happy to explain why he knows he’ll beat Stann in Toronto and then look for a title shot in the near future.

As good as Brian Stann might be, Michael Bisping just knows he’s better.

“I think nine times out of 10, I win this fight,” Bisping stated. “I’ve got to make sure this time is one of those nine times out of 10.”

For more news, rumors and information make sure to follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Gleison Tibau on his critics and how he 'can't believe' he's not in the UFC rankings

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

Gleison Tibau talks about his plans to beat Tito Ortiz's record for most UFC appearances this year and also speaks about his disbelief at not having a spot in the UFC rankings. Gleison Tibau is somew read news >>

Invicta FC 13, with 'Cyborg' headlining, will piggyback with UFC 189 on July 10 in Las Vegas

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Invicta FC plans to tag along again on another major UFC fight weekend.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

White hasn't spoken to ex-champ Georges St-Pierre after new drug-testing plans

  • 26 days ago
  • 24 views

When longtime UFC champion Georges St-Pierre decided to take a break from MMA, he cited a performance-enhancing drug problem and the UFC’s inadequate drug testing as two of his primary reasons.Filed read news >>

The MMA Hour - 271 - Brian Stann

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC analyst Brian Stann breaks down UFC 184. read news >>

Benjamin Smith Shooting for RFA Welterweight Title En Route to UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

Benjamin Smith has plans to be fighting for the UFC in 2015, but he first wants to capture the RFA welterweight championship on Friday night. read news >>

Morning Report: The next B.J. Penn, Anthony Pettis plans on being UFC's 'pay-per-view king'

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has only defended his title once since taking it off Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in 2013, but he's already planning out his legacy in the division. "Me getting read news >>

UFC Fight Night 64 broadcast lineup set in Poland, Calderwood vs. Moroz kicks off main card

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

The broadcast plans for next month’s 12-bout UFC Fight Night 64 event are now set, and a women’s strawweight bout between Joanne Calderwood and Maryna Moroz kicks off the night’s four-fight main card read news >>

Brock Lesnar Plans to Unify UFC and WWE Titles? (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 16 views

Is it all just a mirage or will WWE heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar unify the WWE and UFC belts? read news >>

Anthony Pettis wants 'four fights this year,’ plans to 'settle the beef' with Khabib Nurmagomedov

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis revealed that he is interested in completing four fights this year. read news >>