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“This fight was different, there were a lot of things new in my camp, I had to surround myself at home and take care of my wife and with the loss in family it was a real tough time. I thought about calling the fight [off],” Stann said. “But I’m glad to overcome that adversity and come out here and perform well.”
His wife’s brother died around the time he got news of the Sakara fight and Stann wanted to remain close to home as the loss had hit his wife hard.
“I feel good and he is tough as hell, everyone new this fight was always going to end abruptly either way, the luck just fell in my favor. Next time it may fall in Alessio’s.”
Stann commented directly after an impressive first round stoppage of Alessio Sakara. Stann showed his heavy hands early in the first round, hurting Sakara, he then went on to do more damage via knees in a tight Muay Thai clinch before finishing the Italian off on the ground.
Stann had been working with Manu Ntoh, the French-African former Muay Thai champion. Ironically the change came from Stann remaining close to home in Atlanta as opposed to making the trip to Jackson’s in New Mexico and it looked like the change paid off.Tags: featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news, UFC on FOX, UFC on FOX 2, ufc on fox 3, UFC on Fuel, UFC on FX