SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Michael Bisping of Great Britain celebrates his victory over Jorge Rivera of the USA in their middleweight bout part of at UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Glass house, meet stones.
A highly anticipated middleweight match-up will go down at UFC 152, as Michael Bisping faces Brian Stann in a pivotal fight that may determine who will be next in line for a crack at 185-pound king, Anderson Silva.
Though the two have kept it fairly classy in the lead-up to their bout, "The Count" recently landed a quick jab on the "All American," saying that in a battle of who has the best chin, the British banger finds no shame in being brutally knocked out by Dan Henderson back at UFC 100.
Probably because "Hendo" is one of the hardest punchers in mixed martial arts (MMA), as opposed to being stopped by the hands of Steve Cantwell, which Stann was victim to at WEC 35 back in 2008.
From his blog at Yahoo! Sports:
"Stann has said he 'wants to test my chin.' A nice line from Captain Cliché there but, you know what, of course he does. He's a big puncher and his only chance of winning this is landing some bombs and knocking me out. Hey, it could happen. We can all get beat and with four ounce gloves, one punch on the chin is sometimes the difference between an after-party and a visit to the hospital. But I've fought some very hard strikers and only one of them has ever chinned me. But I'm going to test his chin, too, and I'm a lot faster and more accurate than he is. To be honest, I have a boatload more strikes available to me and I think Stann's chin is a lot more suspect than mine. Getting beat by Dan Henderson, who's knocked out some of the best fighters in the world from welterweight to heavyweight, isn't that disgraceful - especially when you consider Stann was stopped by Steve Cantwell."
Stann unplugged "The Robot" in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 19, but the record still reflects a technical knockout (TKO) loss, the only one in his career.
Will history repeat itself on Sept. 22 in Toronto?
Regardless of who was knocked out by whom, the two look to prove whose chin can withstand the other's punches in a bout that has stand-up war written all over it.
Who do you believe will come out on top once the dust settles in Canada?