Although Stamann had gone 15-1 prior to UFC 216, and was coming off a win over Terrion Ware in his Octagon debut, the Michigan fighter wasn’t carrying the same buzz as Duquesnoy. If you’re a hardcore fan, then you know the latter was one of Europe’s top bantamweight prospects, and he lived up to the hype, by taking out Patrick Williams at UFC on FOX 24 in April.
Well, after Stamann handed the rising French star a loss at UFC 216, he had this to say about Rogan and Cormier’s commentating of their bout (quote via Bloody Elbow):
“As soon as it came out, I watched it. I had my phone hooked up to my Bluetooth, I was with a few people and I was listening to the commentary, and now by the end of the first round I was frustrated enough to want to throw my phone through a wall after what they were saying,” Stamann said. “They were talking about Duquesnoy, where he trains, and I’m taking him down, hitting him with combinations and they’re not saying anything about that.”
“I felt like Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan owe me a little bit of an apology.”
There you have it. Do you think Rogan and Cormier were off base in their commentary? And focusing too much on Duquesnoy?
Whether you think so or not, chances are the name ‘Stamann’ is going to ring a bell a lot more often in the MMA world, following his win. Stamann went on to add that Duquesnoy has a massive following, on account of the fact he has France backing him. This could be why the Duquesnoy – Stamann bout headlined the prelim card, before the pay-per-view began.
With the October 7th win, Stamann has won nine straight fights now.