Brian Stann says he'll be the analyst on future UFC on FOX shows

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Budgellism
2/18/12 12:40:28AM
From "All American's" official Twitter account:

"Huge thanks to all the fans who have supported me after the Fuel broadcast. Looks like I will be doing the Live Fox shows now. Power of fans."

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prozacnation1978
2/18/12 1:17:52AM
Would rather see bonner
Budgellism
2/18/12 2:09:22AM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Would rather see bonner



I thought Stann did an excellent job and from what I've seen I'd pick him over Bonnar. Might just be me.
FastKnockout
2/18/12 2:48:53AM
Nope, not just you.
Adrenaline
2/18/12 5:08:33AM
Well spoken, and just a damn good guy. Stann will represent the UFC well.
lohmann
2/18/12 5:40:08AM
Would rather see Sonnen.

Using under-qualified (in broadcasting) fighters to analyze upcoming action seems like a gimmick to me.
jjeans
2/18/12 5:56:42AM

Posted by lohmann

Would rather see Sonnen.

Using under-qualified (in broadcasting) fighters to analyze upcoming action seems like a gimmick to me.



I agree with this. Bonnar has never been subbed, no doubt his wrestling skills/knowledge isn't spectacular but using guys who get tapped to Kimuras/Arm Triangles doesn't seem to make sense, where's Randy at he's well versed, KenFlo's already on the team, Maybe even Matt Hughes, just get someone who knows technique etc, no doubt Stanns a great guy but come on... He's 11-4....
kopower
2/18/12 7:20:09AM
Stann is well spoken. I like him much better than Bonnar as an analyst. I could care less, if he's had a few sub loses on his record
BeeR
2/18/12 7:47:00AM
Stann has done the best job to date.
Poor_Franklin
2/18/12 2:56:17PM
Stann did an excellent job. Bonnar knows what he's saying, but his voice doesnt translate on tv near as well as Stann's. Stann sounded so good, i wasnt even looking at the screen & that he was a pro.
jae_1833
2/18/12 3:22:15PM
Broadcasting and fighting have nothing to do with each other really. Trigg's been defeated a number of ways by quite a few people but he is a good broadcaster, Couture's been Knocked Out a bunch and has a record barely over. 500, Bonner has seen many a rankings slide into the negative and has popped for steroids, Militec has a dookie record and has been broadcasting quite a bit, and all of these guys did it in a day with much faster and more skilled opponents than Bas Rutten.....my point being with Stann is that we all know he started too late and lacks the ground skills to ever be a world champion but that shouldn't stop him from being involved in the sport nor does it mean that he lacks the ability to speak intelligently on it. Good for you Stann, make money! All of these guys I would rather here speaking about a sport they have participated in over a fat balding Euro that has never been in a scrap since elementary school.
Aether
2/18/12 3:28:18PM
I don't understand the argument about someone being unqualified to analyze fights based on their fight record. Analyzing or understanding how something works is different from actually doing it. There's some overlap, you need to have some level of understanding in order to do something but I mean, Nogueira was submitted by a kimura, does that mean he doesn't understand how to defend a kimura or how to tell people how a kimura works?

I would go out on a limb and say that Joe Rogan would have a FAR worse record than Brian Stann if he were fighting in the UFC instead of commentating. It's considerably easier to think clearly when you're sitting in a chair watching someone else fight than when someone is punching you in the head or trying to choke you unconscious. How about Stephen Quadros for that matter? That guy would get annihilated in the UFC, but he's a great analyst.

Even if that argument were valid, a record of 11-4 when you have fought your entire career in the big leagues (14 of 15 fights in the WEC/UFC) is a stellar record.
BlueSkiesBurn
2/18/12 7:42:37PM

Posted by lohmann

Would rather see Sonnen.

Using under-qualified (in broadcasting) fighters to analyze upcoming action seems like a gimmick to me.



It's no different than me doing the MMA@Work podcast. I don't see the issue. I've never done a radio show in my life, but I handle it fine. Personality matters on air and radio. Your record does not.
KungFuMaster
2/22/12 4:12:36PM
Stann will be an excellent commentator. He is well spoken and he knows the sport of MMA just as much as the next guy >>>well, maybe not as much as Rogan, Kenny or Mir but I think he will do just fine and in time, he will be just as analytical as those guys.

As far as commentating goes, I personally believe Stann will become more successful than Rogan, Ranallo, Goldberg, and Rutten. His ability to speak and convey his thoughts and his depiction of words are as good as Ranallo's and his analysis will eventually be as good as Rogan's.

And seriously - I like Bonnar just as much as the next guy but Bonnar is not and should not be a commentator.
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