UFC 152: Michael Bisping Talks Brian Stann, Middleweight Division

LAS VEGAS - MAY 28: UFC fighter Michael Bisping weighs in for his fight against UFC fighter Dan Miller at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping is doing some blogging for Yahoo Sports in the leadup to his UFC 152 bout with Brian Stann, and as usual, he has a few things to say about his opponent. In typical Bisping fashion, he gets right to the point with the first line of the blog:

Brian Stann is going to get his arse kicked on September 22 at UFC 152 in Toronto.

His biggest bone of contention seems to be Stann's comments about his chin, something that Bisping seemingly finds ridiculous:

Stann has said he "wants to test my chin". A nice line from Captain Cliché there but, you know what, of course he does. He’s a big puncher and his only chance of winning this is landing some bombs and knocking me out.

To be honest, I have a boatload more strikes available to me and I think Stann’s chin is a lot more suspect than mine. Getting beat by Dan Henderson, who’s knocked out some of the best fighters in the world from welterweight to heavyweight, isn’t that disgraceful – especially when you consider Stann was stopped by Steve Cantwell.

After this, he changes subjects and starts to take about the middleweight division in general. He starts out with a shot at Alan Belcher:

All I know is he’s been calling me out forever and has the worst tattoo this side of that fat pervert in "the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." But Belcher is a great fighter in the division and it sucks he’s hurt again. The poor guy spends more time in bandages than King Tut – and that’s bad news for the division.

But he was refreshingly honest when discussing the fact that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is probably going to fight Georges St. Pierre next, which means a longer path to a title shot for himself:

I want to earn a shot at the title. I’ve been given two chances already (vs. Henderson and Chael Sonnen) and it’s not the UFC’s fault I lost those fights. If I have to beat Stann and then beat Chris Weidman or whoever else, that’s cool with me.

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