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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mma--brian-stann-s-identity-is-never-in-question--he-s-a-family-man--first-and-foremost.html

 

Many have been critical of Brian Stann's military career being shoved down the fan's throats every time he's on television. It's not his actual service that draws the complaint, but the constant use of his Marine background as a promotional tool by the UFC. He sheds some interesting light on those points in his latest blog:

 

It's nice that there are media people out there who simply call me and ask about Brian Stann the UFC fighter, not Brian Stann the Marine. It gets frustrating re-hashing the same questions, answers and scenarios you've been over a million times in the past. Once I did the UFC Insider piece for my last fight, I basically put it out there that I was no longer going to take questions about certain aspects of my military background.

 

You're asking me questions about situations where men – some of them close friends - were permanently hurt or even killed. Sorry, but they're not exactly my greatest or fondest memories. I will never forget these men and experiences but, at the same time, I don’t want to talk about these things six or seven times a day before every fight.

 

I don't have an issue being tagged as “the military man” or whatever it is you want to call me, because that simply brings up the values by which I live my life. I'm fine with that and am proud people associate me with the Marine Corp. But, at the same time, you don't have to be a Marine or in the military to believe in values such as honor, integrity and commitment.

 

What do you guys think?

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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mma--brian-stann-s-identity-is-never-in-question--he-s-a-family-man--first-and-foremost.html

 

Many have been critical of Brian Stann's military career being shoved down the fan's throats every time he's on television. It's not his actual service that draws the complaint' date=' but the constant use of his Marine background as a promotional tool by the UFC. He sheds some interesting light on those points in his latest blog:

 

It's nice that there are media people out there who simply call me and ask about Brian Stann the UFC fighter, not Brian Stann the Marine. It gets frustrating re-hashing the same questions, answers and scenarios you've been over a million times in the past. Once I did the UFC Insider piece for my last fight, I basically put it out there that I was no longer going to take questions about certain aspects of my military background.

 

You're asking me questions about situations where men ? some of them close friends - were permanently hurt or even killed. Sorry, but they're not exactly my greatest or fondest memories. I will never forget these men and experiences but, at the same time, I don?t want to talk about these things six or seven times a day before every fight.

 

I don't have an issue being tagged as ?the military man? or whatever it is you want to call me, because that simply brings up the values by which I live my life. I'm fine with that and am proud people associate me with the Marine Corp. But, at the same time, you don't have to be a Marine or in the military to believe in values such as honor, integrity and commitment.

 

What do you guys think?

 

I would say the media should respect his wishes and not ask about something that obviously brings back painful memories for him. We all know the media has no respect for anyone or anything though. The man wants to move on with his life and not be constantly reminded of the horrible things he had to witness and/or be involved in. Let him.

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I understand this and the media should respect it

 

But I not going to forget how he brought it up every interview he had for the past 4 years lol

 

In fact his post fight celebration only helps that ppl keep being it up...I'm not saying change his persons because it is part of him if he wants to be that way but don't deny he brings it on himself a little

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link?

 

He was accused of rape in the military. He was not convicted. *****es are crazy these days. He talks about it in his book. It's mentioned a little more than halfway down the page in this link:

 

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2010/09/review-heart-for-the-fight-by-brian-stann.html

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I feel him. I won't even talk to my closest family members about 95% of what the **** happened to me over there, and can't even talk to a Psychiatrist about it because I start crying everytime I try to. Having some **** reporter ask me questions about it on national TV every other day would really drive me insane after a while.

 

 

He was accused of rape in the military. He was not convicted. *****es are crazy these days. He talks about it in his book. It's mentioned a little more than halfway down the page in this link:

 

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2010/09/review-heart-for-the-fight-by-brian-stann.html

 

 

Rape accusations are common in the Military. I had to testify for 6 dudes who had rape accusations against them during my 7 years at Fort Campbell. Each time they were innocent, and in most cases the person who pressed charges admitted that they had fabricated it. If you convicted every man that a woman screamed rape at, 90% of the male population would be in Prison. :-\

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He's also a rapist.

 

He was vindicated. An accusation does not mean automatic guilt...

 

http://blog.chron.com/fighting/2010/09/brian-stanns-story-is-one-for-the-ages/

But the most difficult part of the book doesn?t deal with a military battle in the desert' date=' but rather focuses on one of the most difficult experiences of Stann?s life. After a weekend of hanging out with friends at a cabin in the woods, Stann found himself accused of sexual assault by a fellow female soldier. His innocence was never questioned by those close to him.

 

?When you know the truth, you go and you look yourself in the mirror. And that made things easy on me. So I never walked with my head hung low. I have an amazing core of friends from that time in my life that were with me from long before who where there that night,? Stann says. ?And we all knew the truth and we stood by the truth, and we knew in the end that no matter what, I was right. So that made moving forward much easier.?

 

[b']Stann was eventually vindicated,[/b] but it fundamentally changed the way he dealt with women. He was no longer comfortable being in a room alone with the opposite sex, and he never allowed himself to be put into compromising situations again.

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I have been saying for a long time that it would be nice for us and him to hear interviews about ANYTHING other than him being a marine.

 

We all know his story now, so hopefully they will listen to him and STFU about it.

 

there was an interview in Sweden by a Swedish report, i always forget his name, and it was the best interview with Stann I had heard.

 

Bisping is still gonna smash his face in, but nice to hear him say he wants talk about other things from now on

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Like I said' date=' *****es are crazy these days.:mad:[/quote']

 

Yah women tend to take stuff as " I'm a women I can never lie and everything I have to endure is the fault of men and we should show them we are victims of your existence"

 

Deep down almost every one feels this way that was born from 1960 and back it seems

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there was an interview in Sweden by a Swedish report' date=' i always forget his name, and it was the best interview with Stann I had heard. [/quote']

 

Was it this interview?

 

 

I think Stann is a classy guy, absolutely, but I want Bisping to met Silva, so I want the count to win...

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Was it this interview?

 

 

I think Stann is a classy guy' date=' absolutely, but I want Bisping to met Silva, so I want the count to win...[/quote']

Marcus Kowal is the man, think it was the interview too! great find :)

 

Great interviewer and I agree, Stann is class.

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You really can't judge him based on an accusation alone. Women in the military wrongfully accuse men of rape all the time just to get discharged. Crazy *****es.:rolleyes:

 

You can't say that all rapes are ******** either, just because most are.. there is a 50/50 chance he is guilty until the girl say he is innocent

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True' date=' except the 50/50 part. I'd put it at closer to 80/20 in his favor based on the percentage of false accusations to actual rapes.[/quote']

 

The incident we talk about can be:

a) A rape

B) not a rape

 

that is a 50/50 situation.. What other girls and guys have done does not affect what actually happened and therefore does not affect the odds. (Its like throwing a dice... you can throw it 1 million times and the odds of getting a 6 is the same for each throw, no matter what you got on the last throw.)

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