UFC Quick Quote: Brian Stann has enough power to knock anybody out

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"I can end this fight at any moment with a number of different strikes, either with my hands, feet, knees or elbows. He doesn’t have that ability, so he has to go in there, take me down and control me for three straight rounds to win this fight. I have to ensure he can’t do that. I can knock anybody out. I have enough power to knock anybody out. With the right punch or kick, anybody can be knocked out. There is nobody who can’t be knocked out. One of the reasons Chael hasn’t been knocked out in his career is because, one he’s tough, and secondly, he’s very good at sticking to his gameplan. You watch all his fights and you’ll see that there are very few guys that can defend against his style of fighting, which is to come out, attack you on the feet, create openings for a very good double-leg, single-leg, or body-lock takedown, into a very controlling and relentless top game. Chael doesn’t just lay on you, he also attacks you when he’s on top. It’s very difficult to knock a guy out when he’s on top of you punching you in the face."

Surging middleweight masher Brian Stann tells Jonathan Shrager that no fighter competing in mixed martial arts is immune to the knockout power of the "All American." That includes Chael Sonnen, who tries to dishonorably discharge the super-soldier from the 185-pound title hunt when they hook 'em up at UFC 136 on Oct. 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Stann, who already pasted the hard-headed Chris Leben earlier this year, will undoubtedly be throwing with bad intentions in "The Lone Star State." But will he connect on the mouthy ex-Realtor? Or find that Sonnen's wrestling trumps his striking in a three round fight?

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