Brian Stann: Bisping, my shoulder will be ready, lets do itPosted on July 4, 2012, 06:20 PM by Mike Searson
It is ironic that on the Fourth of July that an American and an Englishman are talking about fighting. That is exactly what happened today between American Brian Stann and British Michael Bisping, however.
Bisping’s recovery from recent knee surgery is going well and the Middleweight contender revealed on the UFC Tonight show that he has a couple of opponents in mind: “I was speaking to Joe Silva quite recently, and I’m hoping to fight at UFC 152 in Toronto. I suggested a couple of potential matchups, one being Brian Stann. I know he’s got a shoulder injury, so I’m not sure if that will make it or not, but I’d like to fight Brian. He’s an incredible fighter and certainly somebody who would move me toward a title shot.”
Brian Stann apparently was watching and today told MMAWeekly.com: “I think that's a fight that I need to jump at because he's obviously ranked higher than I am. He's a guy that's right up there in the mix for a title shot, which is what we all want. Of course I want to fight Michael Bisping. He's a star in the UFC, he makes big time money, he's got everything that everybody else wants, and he's earned it. So I want to take that. I saw the interview and I know my shoulder will be ready for September 22 in Toronto and that would be a great honor to put that fight on for the fans.”
Stann told his followers on Twitter, this afternoon:
@bisping my shoulder will be ready, fans want it, we always deliver, lets do it, funny on 4th of July we are talking about fighting!— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) July 4, 2012
Stann is a former Marine Officer and recipient of the Silver Star and a Bisping fight has been on his mind for quite some time: