Former Marine Capt. Brian Stann is currently down in New Mexico training at Greg Jackson’s gym for his New Year’s Day fight with Chris Leben at UFC 125. This interview, which appears to be conducted in between training sessions at Jackson’s, touches on a lot of subjects, including how Stann scored the fight with Leben, his progress in training for the bout, and his diet regimen — which is being overseen by Marine Sgt. George Lockhart.
Stann, who earned the Silver Star for his actions in Iraq in 2005, also talks about Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta’s Medal of Honor, and why it’s important for living service members to be recognized for their valor in the current wars.