Broadcasts for the Ultimate Fighting Championship will no longer feature Brian Stann as a commentator…
On Monday, the retired fighter announced that he’s decided to resign from his broadcasting duties with the UFC, so that he can spend more time with his family and pursue an opportunity outside of MMA. The 36 year-old Stann announced the news via the Instagram post below:
I am announcing my departure from calling fights w/ the UFC. I have been offered an amazing leadership role with a fast growing Real Estate Firm and will be attending Northwestern (Kellogg) for my executive MBA this fall. Thank you to everyone for years of support, especially the athletes and coaches whom I love deeply. I will continue to be a huge MMA supporter and attend many events. Thank you to everyone from FOX and Zuffa who helped me so much in this journey. @jon_anik you are my brother and that will never change, and I cannot tell you how important your friendship has been to me. My wife @teressa_stann who has endured so much and supported me through war, fighting, and now this transition, I love forever and thank you so much. This move is to focus more on my family. I traveled 26 weekends last year for work while also working a full time job. Transition and change are a part of life and I am really excited to prove my worth to my new company and hopefully showcase the diverse skills military veterans and mixed martial artists possess. Thank you all. – Brian
So, this is understandable but unfortunate news, as Stann was one of the best analysts in the sport.