Found July 11, 2013 on
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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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Today Brian Stann decided to hang up his 4 oz gloves for good. No longer will the All American be blasting fighters with his fists of fury. Now, Stann will be a full time commentator for FOX, and will no doubt be working with the US Armed Forces in one way or another, so don’t worry about Brian, he will be well taken care of. In honor of the fighter who time and again laid it all...
Brian Stann retired four months ago.
It just wasn't until Thursday that he let the public in on his decision to step away from mixed martial arts after an eight-year career that ultimately concluded with a loss to Wanderlei Silva at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in March.
"I said it that night," Stann told FOX Sports. "I told my coach I was done. I train really, really hard...
Visit Rangerup today Yesterday news broke that UFC middleweight Brian Stann would be joining the FOX sports crew for ACC college football. We've already seen Stann do great work outside of the cage with his MMA and Boxing broadcast career and most importantly we all know about the time he served a United States Marine. Today, on a special edition of the MMA Hour, Brian Stann...
Time to open up the notebook for this weekend. A few items to report on this second weekend of July.
Thanks Connecticut for the past 9 years. It's been real. #wheelsup #westside #LA
— Mike Hill (@ItsMikeHill) July 11, 2013
With that, former ESPN'er Mike Hill bid adieu to Bristol, CT and said hello to Los Angeles. As Awful Announcing reported last month, Mike...