The All America, Brian Stann has big plans for his MMA career as he reiterates his hopes on fighting Wanderlei Silva next and would also like a shot against the “distinguishes” Michael Bisping. Stann also touches on the possibility of fighting undisputed champion Anderson Silva and or Georges St-Pierre.
There are a lot of amazing match-ups in the middleweight division right now. It’s a very deep division. A couple of years ago, I was in the WEC and watching the rest of these guys fight. It’s an honour to now be in the mix and fighting them.
“Hopefully, my next fight will be Wanderlei Silva, who is obviously a legend in the sport, and it would be an honour to fight your guy from the UK, Michael Bisping, an amazing fighter who has truly distinguished himself in the weight class.”
“I think Bisping will get a title shot. He has proved himself to be an exciting, all-round fighter and has the ranking. Guys like Michael Bisping and Wanderlei have what I want in the sport – the respect and the rankings, and that’s where I want to be. They always put on exciting fights, and that’s very important to the UFC.”
“He is a few levels above the rest of the division and I’m a fight or two away from that. People wonder if I have a ground game, too. I do. It’s just that a lot of fans haven’t seen it.”
There has been talk of the UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre stepping up to fight Anderson Silva this year, too. How would you do in a match with the Canadian star?
“Me against him ? I’d knock him out, before he puts me on my butt three times. I’ve trained with GSP, and he’s a great guy and great for the sport.”