Found July 11, 2013 on The Flying Knee MMA:
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Arguably one of the most popular fighters in the UFC has officially retired from Mixed Martial Arts competition. Former marine and two-division UFC fighter, Brian Stann announced on Thursday morning that he would no longer be competing professionally, citing health concerns.   Stann spoke in detail on a special edition of The MMA Hour regarding his reasons behind his decision to retire from MMA. “…after playing football for so many years, and being involved in several explosions in Iraq, and now fighting professionally for eight years, I definitely am rolling the dice with my long term health. I have not had any issue with head injuries, I don’t have a number of documented concussions, but these are issues that you don’t know there is something wrong until there is something wrong.” The health concerns that Stann mentions are nothing new to contact sports. With boxers like Mohammed Ali and MMA fighters like Gary Goodrige providing living proof of these concerns, it is no surprise St...
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