Brian Stann leaving the UFC
According to a report from mmamania.com, UFC commentator and former fighter, Brian Stann, has reportedly parted ways with the UFC promotion, according to his instagram post he just recently made. Stann explained in his post that he’s been offered a position for a real estate job as his main reasoning for his unexpected departure. He has also confirmed that his new role in the real estate firm will take place this fall.
“I have been offered an amazing leadership role with a fast growing real estate firm and will be attending Northwestern (Kellogg) for my executive MBA this fall”, Stann explained in his instagram post. “Thank you to everyone for years of support, especially the athletes and coaches whom I love deeply. I will continue to be a huge MMA supporter and attend many events. Thank you to everyone from FOX and Zuffa who helped me so much in this journey.”
This move is to focus more on my family. I traveled 26 weekends last year for work while also working a full time job. Transition and change are a part of life and I am really excited to prove my worth to my new company and hopefully showcase the diverse skills military veterans and mixed martial artists possess. Thank you all.
Considering Brian Stann is one of the most respected human-beings in the MMA world, this news came off as quite a shock for me, as I’m sure it was surprising for many other fans and critics alike. With a 12-6 record in professional MMA, he has won the Fight of the Night award on three several occasions. His sportsmanship was also heavily praised when he once gave a motion signal to a referee during his fight with Alessio Sakara to check on his well-being while the fight was still going on.
By: Ibrahim Awadalla
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