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Michael Bisping will be squaring off with Brian Stann at UFC 152 in a bout that could well earn the Brit the title shot that he's been gunning for his entire career. Were "MMA Math" something that was more trustworthy, the fact that Bisping arguably deserved the nod over Chael Sonnen in his last fight while Stann was trounced by Chael in convincing fashion in their meeting, we'd be able to say with certainty that Bisping should come away with his hand raised.
But Bisping is as aware as anyone that it doesn't work that way, and he discussed his preparation while on Inside MMA:
Everyone knows he's a big, powerful, striker, and that's what I've got to look out for. I think, technically, I've got him beat. I'm better on the feet. I'm better on the ground. But, obviously, that one-punch knockout power is the thing I've got to look out for. I'm training with tough guys. I'm getting beat up on a daily basis, and I'm preparing. I'm doing everything I can. I'll be ready.
After the jump, Bisping talks about being disappointed in Jon Jones.
More from Bisping's appearance on the show:
Listen. When you're the champion, when you're the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the world, you gotta take fights. It's hard for me to judge Jon Jones. He's a hell of a fighter, and he'll go down in history as the youngest champion ever. He's incredible, but, I've got to say, I was a little disappointed when he didn't take the fight. He was offered a fight against Chael Sonnen on eight days notice. I, personally, was offered a fight against Chael Sonnen on eight days notice. I chose to take that fight. I don't know what that means. I don't know what those facts say. Maybe it means I'm a badass. I took the fight. I'm just confused as to why Jon Jones didn't. I think it's a fight Jones would have won. Obviously, he would have been in better shape than Chael. He's been preparing for that night, so it's a little confusing.