Browsing: Brian Stann

This Memorial Day weekend the Marine Corps and the entire military can take pride in the power, precision and class that former Marine and Silver Star recipient Brian Stann brought to his UFC 130 fight with fellow middleweight Jorge Santiago. Stann put on a clinic against Santiago on Saturday night, dispatching the Brazilian at 4:29 of the second round after a devastating right hook put Santiago on the mat. Stann immediately jumped on top of the dazed Santiago, and got in six more shots to finish the fight before referee Herb Dean jumped into to stop the bout. The first round also…

The Frankie Edgar-Gray Maynard UFC 130 main event has been canceled due to injuries to each of the fighters, MMAFighting.com reported Monday. Former Marine Brian Stann’s next fight is also at this event. The Maynard-Edgar cancellation isn’t huge news if you’re a die-hard Stann fan, but it does take a lot of the luster off the overall card. Maynard and Edgar were fighting for the lightweight title, and their last fight at UFC 125 was a five-round epic that ended in a controversial draw. Coincidentally,  Stann’s fight last fight, a TKO win against Chris Leben, also happened to be on…

This video is straight from Greg Jackson’s gym in Albuquerque, and just listening to Brian Stann talk about his training habits makes my out-of-shape butt tired. Stann, the former Marine who earned the Silver Star for his actions a a platoon leader in Iraq, is currently getting ready for his next bout at UFC 130 in May. In this interview he talks about his strength and conditioning regime, and he balances that out with sparring and technical work prior to his fights. Stann also gives a shoutout to Sgt. George Lockhart, who helps Stann (and other fighters at Jackson’s gym)…

Brian Stann and Wanderlei Silva are still matched up on the official UFC 130 website, but apparently nothing is confirmed yet. On Saturday the webiste MMAjunkie.com reported that Jorge Santiago, not Silva, is likely to be the former Marine’s next opponent. The MMAJunkie report came a day after ESPN.com reported that Santiago would indeed be returning to the UFC. On Sunday, Stann said on Twitter that nothing has been decided yet regarding his opponent. “Not sure who I’m fighting next, both names being thrown around sound great to me! Be an honor,” Stann tweeted. Santiago, who last fought in the…

That was Wanderlai Silva’s response to UFC president Dana White’s proposal for “The Axe Muderer’s” next fight be the former Marine captain. “We were actually trying to hook [Silva] up with Brian Stann. He doesn’t want to fight Brian Stann. He’s like, ‘[Expletive] that. Everybody is going to hate me if I fight Brian Stann. Everybody loves Brian Stann.’ But that’s the fight we’re trying to make right now,” White said Friday during the Q&A session at UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2. Silva is coming off an injury to his knee, but he is ready to…

The UFC and its outspoken president, Dana White, hit Fort Hood this week for tonight’s Fight for the Troops 2 on Spike TV.  The UFC’s cameras followed White around the post as the foulest-mouthed executive in America met soldiers and shot the breeze with UFC personalities Joe Rogan, Matt Serra, Brian Stann, Frankie Edgar and others.

It sounds like Brian Stann will get his wish. The former Marine captain said after his victory at UFC 125 that he’d like to fight MMA legend Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva next, and UFC President Dana White told mmafighting.com that he believes the two will indeed meet sometime in the spring when Silva returns from a knee injury. Stann is coming off the biggest win of his MMA career, a first-round demolition of Chris Leben. The victory has rocketed Stann’s visibility in the UFC middleweight division, and Silva — easily the most decorated opponent he’s faced yet — represents…

Army Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy is ready to step back into the MMA ring. Kennedy confirmed to Army Times today that he’s been asked to fight in the March 5 Strikeforce event in Ohio. What’s anyone’s guess, though, is who he’ll fight. When asked who he’d like to fight, Kennedy was quick to name names -– Melvin Manhoef, Jason Miller, Matt Lindland, Robbie Lawler, Ronaldo Souza. “Pretty much anybody at 185,” Kennedy said, adding that a rubber match with Miller would guarantee a good fight. “I think that’s a fight a lot of people would want to see,” he said.…

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