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Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann, Jon Anik
Brian Stann

Brian Stann explains why he left his UFC commentary gig

Tom Taylor - September 12, 2017

Earlier this summer, the MMA community was hit by the surprising news that former fighter Brian Stann, arguably the best commentator and analyst employed by the UFC, would be leaving his post with the organization. This coming week, he’ll take up a new position as a Chief Operating Officer of a company he has described as a “large real estate firm.” He’ll also be returning to school, as he pursues an executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. On the latest edition of The MMA Hour, the ever articulate Brian Stann gave an in-depth breakdown of the reasons for this move. See what he had to say below (h/t Shaun Al-Shatti of

Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann, Jon Anik
Brian Stann

BREAKING | Brian Stann is leaving the UFC

Tom Taylor - August 21, 2017

Former WEC light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Brian Stann is regarded as one of the most articulate and knowledgable commentators in MMA. Regrettably, his days as a commentator for the UFC are done. Stann announced his departure from his commentary duties on his Instagram account on Monday morning. The former fighter is turning his attention to real estate, and an executive MBA.

Demetrious Johnson talks to Brian Stann
Demetrious Johnson

Brian Stann: Demetrious Johnson is "the best to ever do it"

Tom Taylor - April 18, 2017

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC on Fox 24, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson tapped out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt Wilson Reis. This win marked the champ’s tenth-straight title defense, which ties Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. In the wake of Johnson’s latest win, many members of the MMA community are once again suggesting that he could be the greatest fighter in MMA history. In the opinion of former fighter and current UFC commentator Brian Stann, there’s no question. Stann explained his reasoning on a recent episode of The Anik and Florian Podcast (via His words: