Brian Stann retires for on-air gig

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edited July 2013 in UFC
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. I put everything into it. But it’s been difficult since the death of my brother-in-law a couple years ago. It’s been a real challenge. I could no longer go to Albuquerque to train at Jackson’s (MMA gym). (Greg) Jackson, (Mike) Winkeljohn and all the other coaches developed me into a top-10 fighter.”

Stann — who held the WEC light heavyweight title and had a 12-6 pro record — also fell into a new career in recent months, first as a FOX Sports UFC analyst for broadcasts on FUEL TV and FX. Those turns in front of the camera led to a new opportunity: analyst for ACC football games for FOX Sports South, a move that was announced on Wednesday.
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