"I feel a great sense of urgency to go out there and get it done," Stann said. "I think I have three, four more good years in this sport before I call it a day, and so I've dedicated myself to making myself the best I can be for those years, however many are left.
"I believe I'm making the kinds of improvement and the progress I need to make [in training] and I have to translate that to [wins] in the cage."
Stann's opponent, legendary striker Wanderlei Silva, may not be so lucky as to have four years left in the sport.
In fact, Silva may be just one knockout loss away from calling it a day, if UFC President Dana White has anything to say about it.
"I want to go out and dominate and finish this fight, without a doubt," Stann said of his upcoming fight against Silva. "I think I'm better than he is everywhere now, and I don't mean that as an insult. I'm just being honest. I've trained very, very hard for this fight, but I always train hard. I don't know many guys who train as hard and with as much detail as I do. This is an important stretch for me and I've been razor-focused on this fight.
"I'm looking to take the fight wherever it needs to go to finish it. I'm not looking for a decision; I'm looking to finish the fight."