Originally Posted by Whitehorizon
With a fighter known for taking brutal abuse, How could he not let it go like he did? He gave Leben plenty of opportunity mainly because its Leben.
I didn't think Stann would win, I really didnt think he had that kind of power. I dont know why I thought that seeing as his first 6 fights he finished in the first round. Ive just been brainwashed that UFC is leaps and bounds above every other Venue. A few fights recently have proved that wrong. (Edit: Not to say I dont think UFC has some of the best fighters out there, but UFC fighters are not invincible.)
Glad to see Stann looking good in the UFC.
Actually you're not the only one who thought that too...hehe. It was a coin toss for me leaning towards Leben. It's the fact that he's part of the Jackson camp. His arsenal has improved leaps in bound and his game planning. He was very raw before going in there with a "Rambo" mentality. That Brian Stann most likely would have been sent to an R&R facility had he showed up to fight against "The Crippler" last night. He showed great movement and clocked Leben as he was waddling his way in.
Mind you though he's a 205er fighting in 185 which means he retains essentially the same amount of power, but is a lot quicker now. Sadly the same can't be said about Bisping. His punching power remained the same. Something else that's even more interesting is when Anderson Silva moves up to 205 his power increases tremendously. He seems 1/2 a step slower, but he's got rocket packed punches guided with GPS still.