Sorry flyweight championship bout. According to co-main fighter Michael Bisping, Stann and himself are the true headliners of the night.
“In my opinion, and I think in most people’s, this is the main event. This is the real main event. Two big hard hitting guys. No one cares about little flyweights, this is the real main event, this is the real big fight, tune in cause someone’s getting knocked out, ain’t going to be me though,” said Bisping when speaking to Fuel TV on Saturday.”
“This is the real main event of UFC 152.”
“I’ve been around the UFC since 2005, I’ve been consistently fighting the best guys in the world, and I’ve done very, very well. I was robbed in a decision when I fought Chael (Sonnen), if I hadn’t been robbed there when I beat Brian, I’ll be on a six fight win streak, I think I deserve a shot,” said Bisping.
“Whoever wins this we should get the next shot.”
With not much known about the flyweights Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez by the average fan, Bisping does have a point. The UFC will usually lean on the bigger names to carry the card, however in this situation it is likely that the UFC would like to shine more light on their newest weight class addition as they prepare to crown their first champion of the division.