Michael Bisping trashes Brian Stann, Greg JacksonPosted on September 12, 2012, 10:05 AM by Mike Drahota
UK fighter Michael Bisping has always been lauded as much for his mouth as his fighting ability, both of which have become quite prominent in the world of MMA. Set to face Brian Stann at UFC 152, Bisping took to the outlet of ESPN.co.uk to speak up against his upcoming opponent and his famed trainer, Greg Jackson:
"From what I understand, Stann isn't training with Jackson anymore. But who the hell cares either way? Come on, guys. Just because Stann trained with some smug git from New Mexico who can quote the Ninja Turtles, doesn't mean he's got some mystical insight to beat me. Listen, Greg Jackson has a smug grin on his face when his gameplans go well, but when they go tits up he's not there going: "Well, blame me, folks. The fighter just followed my stupid ideas."
Bisping has never been one to mince words and he certainly has not here in trashing Greg Jackson, the coach who has underwent massive criticism for his instruction of Jon Jones to back out of a UFC 151 bout with Chael Sonnen. Bisping became more specific as the interview went on, maligning Stann's submission skills, or lack there of:
"Brian Stann isn't a fighter who can follow through with a sophisticated strategy. I mean this with all due respect for a guy who is clearly a powerful athlete, a determined guy and who hits like a truck but Stann is not a massively talented fighter. I know what he's going to do. He is going to throw a leg kick - like he always does - and try to take my head off with a right hand. And, hey, Stann can do it; I have a good chin but Stann can knock anyone in the division out with his power. But that's not going to happen. A stupid mistake aside, I mince Brian Stann's arse like burger meat nine times out of 10. I've not seen too much evolution in his game. He's the same guy, someone who will always be dangerous but isn't a top talent in the division and never will be.”
Classic Bisping for sure, who always has massive confidence in his skills and closed out with a powerful statement:
"I was kicking arse in the UFC when Stann was peeling potatoes, shining shoes and getting called a "maggot" by some red-faced sergeant in the Marines. This isn't warfare, this is MMA, and I'm better at it than Brian Stann will ever be. On September 22, Brian Stann is getting knocked out - fast. He won't last as long as a virgin on prom night."