Middleweight Brian Stann’s stock took a hit over the weekend when the hard-hitting 185er came up short on the scorecards at UFC 152 in a bout with Michael Bisping. The stumble was Stann’s second in his last three outings and removed him from any possibility of immediate title-contendership.
While Stann is certainly down at the moment, he certainly isn’t out. The 12-5 fan-favorite spoke to Fuel TV after the conclusion of his fight where his confidence remained high despite the disappointing loss.
“Dana White came back after the fight and told me he thought I won the fight,” began Stann, referring to the UFC President’s support of his belief he’d done enough to earn the judges’ favor. “Of course, I am going to be bias – I was in there and I thought I won. I have to take an analytical view. I knew it was going to be close, but I thought I won the fight.”
As far as his immediate future, Stann acknowledged he wouldn’t be headlining any lineups down the road but could be back at the top by mid-2013 if all goes according to plan.
“I don’t think I go back to fighting the up-and-comers,” he explained, adding, “I think if I get two big wins in a row, I can get right back to a fight that means something.”
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