UFC middleweight contender Brian "The All American" Stann made short work of the seasoned veteran, Chris "The Crippler" Leben, at UFC 125 on New Year's Day.
A lethal combination of punches and knees by Stann devastated Leben and forced a TKO stoppage at 3:37 of Round 1.
Respectfully calling out Chris Leben, Stann clearly stated prior to his co-main event on January 1 that "to be the best, he has to beat the best."
In accordance to this moniker, proceeding "The All American's" short work of "The Crippler," Stann stated that he would like to challenge Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva in his next fight.
Stann was quoted, "I think I'd like to fight Wanderlei next. He's been a guy who I've watched for years before I ever put a glove on. He's amazing, he's as tough as they come, he's as good as they come, he's a multiple weight champion, I think I'd like to fight him next."
Wanting to be ranked within the top 10 of the middleweight division prior to year's end, Brian Stann has clearly stepped up in competition vs. Wanderlei Silva.
Silva is 33-10-1 with multiple championships in various weight classes and promotions, "The Axe Murderer's" nickname describes his style within the octagon.
Known for his relentless stand up game and throwing caution to the wind, Silva has been a human highlight machine as an ultimate fighter for over a decade.
Brian Stann clearly wants to compete against the best in the world to prove that he is one of the top middleweight fighters.
With this fight rumored to take place sometime in the spring of 2011, Stann will have his opportunity to either make a run at the middleweight championship or become another victim of Silva's vicious assault in the cage.
Anticipating an epic battle between the technical striker in Stann and the unorthodox, yet highly effective Muay Thai practitioner in Silva, the following is a video highlight of what "The All American" will face when he steps foot inside the octagon with "The Axe Murderer."
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