Earlier this week UFC middleweight Michael Bisping mentioned Brian Stann and Alan Belcher as a pair of 185-pound peers he would entertain an outing against when he returns to action this fall. Bisping, who made the comments on UFC Tonight, is currently in the process of recovering from knee surgery.
While Belcher hasn’t responded to Bisping’s challenge yet, Stann took the opportunity to express his own interest in taking on the Ultimate Fighter winner.
“I always want to fight guys that are ranked ahead of me, and right now, that’s where Bisping is. He’s very close to a title shot,” said Stann in an interview with MMAJunkie. “Now’s my time. I’m not getting any younger. I want to fight for the title, and right now, to get to that title, Bisping is one of the guys you have to get through.”
Both men have pointed to the pairing serving as part of the main card at UFC 152. The event is set for September 22 in Toronto.
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