Michael Bisping has put together a nice run in the UFC since claiming the title of Ultimate Fighter.

One thing Bisping has yet to achieve, however, is a shot at becoming a UFC champion.

At UFC 152, “The Count” can move a little closer to achieving a title shot when he takes on Brian Stann. However, Bisping knows that just a win over Stann won’t cut it; he needs to go for the finish.

I know a points decision with cute striking techniques isn’t going to cut it. I need to smash this guy up and that’s what is happening in Toronto.

Bisping was on the cusp of becoming the No. 1 contender in the middleweight division, but Chael Sonnen walked out of the Octagon with a decision victory and that title. Bisping was also nearing a title shot before Dan Henderson knocked him out after the two were coaches on TUF.

(Stann’s) got a puncher’s chance. He hits very hard. But I’m a better striker, better grappler, better wrestler – the better fighter, period.