Quick Twitt | Stann Responds To Shlemenko Claims That He Faked An Injury To Get Out Of Lombard Bout | UFC News
By Jamie McAllister
Brian Stann was accused of getting out of his bout with Hector Lombard by faking an injury earlier today by Alexander Shlemenko.
“They offered Brian Stann to fight Hector Lombard. He got injured, and then the next thing you know – he’s fighting Michael Bisping. I can see the logic – for Brian Stann it makes more sense to fight Bisping, he’s simply more popular in the UFC than Hector Lombard. That’s why beating Bisping means more than beating Lombard, who’s a risky opponent.”
Stann responded to the comments via his Official Twitter Account.
Shouldnt even dignify todays comment w/ a response, but I would never fake an injury. I agreed to fight Hector b4 he was even signed
— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) August 15, 2012
“My injury was a 6-8 week recovery & the UFC was not interested in delaying his debut to wait for me. Fighters dont fake injuries, we have to pay the bills guys!”
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