Today is a really sad day for Brian Stann fans. Today The All-American has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Stann began his professional mixed martial arts career after serving our country in the United States Marine Corps. Stann served 6 years in Marine Corps duties earning the rank of captain for the 2nd Mobile Assault Platoon and the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines.
In 2006 Stann began his professional mixed martial arts career. In his pro-debut Brian Stann defeated Aaron Stark at SF:14 Resolution via knockout in the 1st round. That victory started a road to stardom.
After being on the professional independent circuit for 1 fight. Stann was offered a contract with World Extreme Cage-Fighting known as the WEC. Brian Stann dominated the WEC winning 4 straight fights to get a title shot against then WEC Middleweight Champion Doug Marshall. Marshall lost his title to Brian Stann at WEC 33 via 1st round knockout. Stann’s title reign as WEC Middleweight Champion would be short lived, he lost his title to Steve Cantwell at WEC 35. WEC 35 was also the final event that Stann would fight under the WEC title. Stann holds victories over Steve Cantwell and Doug Marshall during his tenure with the WEC. He holds a overall record of 5-1 in the WEC.
The conclusion of his WEC career sparked a new career in the UFC. Brian Stann coming to the UFC in 2009 was once considered a big threat to Anderson Silva’s Middleweight title at the time but in Stann’s 11 fights in the UFC he was not able to face-off against the champion.
Brian Stann during his UFC career has always kept the fans entertained. Anytime his name is on a fight card fans will rush to order the pay-per-view Stann was one entertaining fighter. The future a hold for Brian Stann is very easy to predict he has been a UFC reporter on Fuel TV along with Chael P. Sonnen, Daniel Cormier and Dom Curz. That will likley be his new career after his UFC career.
Everyone here at Cage Pages wish Brian Stann the very best in his future and we thank him for his time in the United States Marine Corps defending our country.