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Brian Stann explains UFC on Fox 4 injury | UFC NEWS

One of the UFC’s favorite sons “All American” Brian Stann was recently forced to withdraw from his fight with Hector Lombard at UFC on FOX 4. Stann recently blogged about the injury that removed him from his highest profile fight to date in terms of visibility.

“Most of the fans already know that an injury has forced me to pull out of my main event fight with Hector Lombard. I suffered an AC Joint separation in my right shoulder while sparring with UFC Heavyweight Shawn Jordan. Shawn executed a “hip toss” which landed me directly on my AC joint with him on top of me. At 265 lbs my shoulder did not stand a chance. The Doctors confirmed that it is a Grade 2 separation which is usually a 6-8 week recovery without surgery. My injury has been joined by a lot of fellow fighters this summer, which has greatly disappointed the fans. Trust me, fighters hate injuries more than anyone because it greatly effects our financial situation. We cannot make money and pay bills if we don’t fight. In addition, I was more excited for this fight than any other previous bout. The opportunity to headline a UFC live on FOX against an opponent as highly regarded as Hector Lombard was a dream come true. Although a slight underdog, I felt like I had the abilities and skill necessary to defeat Hector. This injury has cost me an enormous opportunity in terms of earning a title shot and increasing my financial compensation. Fans who believe fighters fake injuries are truly naive when it comes to the industry. All I can do now is focus on my rehab and get back as soon as possible. Martial Arts has become part of who I am, not being able to train has completely thrown off the balance in my life. I am getting creative with ways I can exercise with one arm and stay in shape. I will be sure to post photos via instagram for you guys to enjoy!”

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15 Comments to Brian Stann explains UFC on Fox 4 injury | UFC NEWS

  1. dastuka says:

    Why was he being thrown by a 265 lb sparring partner while training for the biggest fight of his career?

    • Josh says:

      Because you train with other fighters in different weight classes and the other guy is training too. So he goes for stuff during training, throwing people with a hip toss is a generic move used a lot. He just simply landed wrong, it happens sometimes.

    • Nick says:

      It’s normal for fighters to spar with guys either heavier or lighter than them since you’d get to focus fighting someone with either a strength or speed advantage.

  2. B-rad says:

    its not uncommon for fighters to train with guys at different weights.. im 190 and i train with guys from 140 to 280! it just depends on whos there that day and what not

  3. TRUTH says:

    No One gives a fuck about a gatekeeper named B-Stann

    • Robby says:

      Hey man come on. Brian Stann is an amazing man. He put his life on the line for you, me and the whole Unites States. He’s a true American heroe and has saved several peoples lives. Let’s show a little bit of respect. He’s a good fighter, I definitely wouldn’t call him a “gate keeper”. He’s top 10 in the Middleweight division and I would’ve loved to see him take it to Hector Lombard. Whenever he comes back he should get Bisping or possibly Lombard if he wins against Boetsch.

    • Josh says:

      You also realize that he is still making huge strides in his overall MMA game right? He is still relatively new and with his knockout power can win any given fight with one punch.

  4. stephen riddle says:

    Stann is never scared and sorry to break it to u douchebag truth everyone at 185 is a gate keeper until anderson retires smh!

  5. oldSoul says:

    that’s the most raw picture i have ever seen in my life. wish mr. stann a speedy recovery

  6. dastuka says:

    I hear you about training with bigger and smaller guys..but with ALL of these injuries that have been happening. These guys need to go a bit easier.

    • hmmm says:

      Sorry but the words “go a bit easier” is not in a Marines vocab. This guy is the real deal and has major potential to be be the champ down the line. He is progressing his game so quickly that I believe once he puts all the pieces together he will be a force to be reckoned with, if not already. His hands are dangerous and is a straight brawler with a TON of drive and heart. I hope to see him one day hold the belt. No one believed he could take the belt in the WEC and he ran through all his opponents when he was just a raw brawler. His only weapons were his hands and a promise to his fallen friends who died in battle with him. Now his wrestling and submission game has stepped up BIG time with every fight. Expect this guy to be a huge force to be reckoned with within the next year or two and I believe once he gets better he is ready now to make an upset the mma world has never seen. This guy has his head in the right place when it comes fight time EVERY TIME. That makes a very BIG difference in how a fight goes.

  7. also says:

    In his first 6 fights, which he was fighting for his fallen friends during battle, he knocked out 6 guys all within the first round. He ran straight through the WEC LW division with ease and barely any training at all. This guy is a monster and when his game becomes fully rounded then I think that he will be hard to stop. He is also an American hero which just makes it so much cooler. The guy has been through REAL battles with bullets raining down on him and his platoon for 6 straight days in a full 360 degree fire fight, and kept all of them alive. THIS is the kind of American who needs to hold that belt.

  8. CombatRusse says:

    I don’t think that Stann is faking the injury.
    And the financial explanation is really convincing.

    And that is the same reason why Bisping IS FAKING HIS INJURY. I think that mother fucking coward makes more than 300 000 $ per fight. Which must be the sum of Stan’s purposes during his fight carreer

  9. GreenTeaBagger says:

    I generally train with my daughter, where we slap hands back and forth and call each other names…..Injury free for 5 years now!!!

  10. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    BULLSHIT he wanted out of the Lombard fight, prob has an old shoulder injury he is using as an excuse

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