“There’s a great deal of respect. I feel that Mike is not only a good fighter, I feel he’s a great fighter, everywhere. The one thing he is underestimating, obviously, is my ability to improve. I haven’t been doing this as long as him or some of his peers. That means my learning curve and my ability to get better, quicker, is a little bit longer. I’ve improved, in a lot of ways, since the fight with our common opponent, Chael Sonnen. I’ve actually gone out to train with him, several times now, since our fight. A lot of the areas he feels he’s stronger than me — I think he’ll be quite surprised. I feel like I’m the more devastating striker. I do not feel like he has the advantage there. I also feel like I’m the better wrestler, and he’s going to be surprised when he tries to take this one to the mat.”
I really hope Stann overcomes the odds and makes a sequel to 'Bisping Meets Hendo.'
Bisping might be the more technical striker, but he's never really shown any serious knockout power. Stann is the more powerful striker and that's going to be the big deciding factor in this fight. I won't be all that surprised when Pip gets put to sleep.