ijosef Posted September 2, 2012 Report Share Posted September 2, 2012 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? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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