UFC play-by-play analyst Brian Stann announces resignation
After almost five years octagon-side, former UFC fighter and U.S. military marine Brian Stann (12-6-0) took to Instagram yesterday to announce his resignation from the broadcast booth.
Stann, 36, joined the UFC broadcast team in August 2013 after retiring from competition in July and was frequently paired with Jon Anik, providing color commentary. He could also be seen on UFC on FOX, providing analysis on matchups and discussing issues in the sport. He explained in his Instagram post that he was presented with a real estate opportunity that he couldn’t pass up.
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I am announcing my departure from calling fights w/ the UFC. I have been offered an amazing leadership role with a fast growing Real Estate Firm and will be attending Northwestern (Kellogg) for my executive MBA this fall. Thank you to everyone for years of support, especially the athletes and coaches whom I love deeply. I will continue to be a huge MMA supporter and attend many events. Thank you to everyone from FOX and Zuffa who helped me so much in this journey. @jon_anik you are my brother and that will never change, and I cannot tell you how important your friendship has been to me. My wife @teressa_stann who has endured so much and supported me through war, fighting, and now this transition, I love forever and thank you so much. This move is to focus more on my family. I traveled 26 weekends last year for work while also working a full time job. Transition and change are a part of life and I am really excited to prove my worth to my new company and hopefully showcase the diverse skills military veterans and mixed martial artists possess. Thank you all. – Brian
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The UFC has not yet officially announced a replacement for Stann.