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BRIAN STANN TO TEAM JACKSON FOR UFC DEBUT

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As Brian Stann readies himself for a move from the WEC to the UFC starting with a Dec. 10 UFC Fights for the Troops showdown against old foe Steve Cantwell, the former Marine will prepare for the bout with Greg Jackson and his team in New Mexico.

The fight between Stann and Cantwell will be the third in a series of fights that has seen each of them pick up a TKO victory.

Following a disappointing performance in his last fight, Stann had a conversation with Greg Jackson that convinced him the team in New Mexico was the best place for him to continue to learn and prepare for future fights.

“I met Greg here in Atlanta and we really just hit it off right off the bat. He was just really excited about the possibilities of training me and I think for any fighter that makes you excited,” Stann said in a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com. “For me that was just flattering and motivational at the same time. So I went down there and I was down there for a while and I just really gelled. There’s no egos. It’s just a lot of good guys that are helping each other to our common goals, and I really, really liked it.”










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Post #1   9/28/08 6:26:11AM   

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Well this takes away the possibility of half of his fights at LHW in the UFC

Post #2   9/28/08 11:28:38AM   

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Im just really not sure that even a great camp can save him. I think his last fight exposed him for what he is, a fighter with great power who can throw simple boxing combos and is unable to adapt his gameplan mid-fight. Doesnt sound like a winning strategy in the UFC.

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No it doesn't, however up until his last fight with Cantwell he was still a fully active U.S. Marine.....for those of you who don't know this even our officers (which Stann was) work a good 10-12 hours a day during the week. That does not include field operations that can take up to a month at a time and occur constantly. Being a professional, and highly decorated, warrior like Stann was is not easy! To be a professional Marine takes a LOT of your time! So from one Jarhead to another "Semper Fi Sir!", and good luck!!

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This is good news for Stann, Jackson has shown the knowledge to be able to turn raw talent into top comtenders in the UFC

Post #5   9/28/08 1:53:20PM   

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stann doesn't know much on the ground, jackson could be the perfect fit for him to mold into a strong complete fighter.

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Posted by rabbit915

Im just really not sure that even a great camp can save him. I think his last fight exposed him for what he is, a fighter with great power who can throw simple boxing combos and is unable to adapt his gameplan mid-fight. Doesnt sound like a winning strategy in the UFC.



Do you bother to research fighters before you talk about them? Stann is extremely inexperienced. For somone who only has 7 pro fights under his belt he's a solid fighter. Cantwell is extremely more experienced. In addition, Stan had no formal training under real solid coaches until about a month before that fight. He went 6-0 on PURE ATHLETIC ABILITY. A solid camp with good instruction will turn him into a legitimate competitor at 205.

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Posted by rabbit915

Im just really not sure that even a great camp can save him. I think his last fight exposed him for what he is, a fighter with great power who can throw simple boxing combos and is unable to adapt his gameplan mid-fight. Doesnt sound like a winning strategy in the UFC.



Well considering Jackson is known for providing his fighters with excellent gameplanning, this is probably the best place for him. He will get good work with the team and a gameplan. Can't see how that won't help.

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awsome step in the right direction for stann, war stann

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Posted by rabbit915

Im just really not sure that even a great camp can save him. I think his last fight exposed him for what he is, a fighter with great power who can throw simple boxing combos and is unable to adapt his gameplan mid-fight. Doesnt sound like a winning strategy in the UFC.




The guy is full of raw talent with a good fight camp he should be a legit fighter......I don't know what you think your talking about, but the dude has no formal training and was good enough to go 7-0 in the beginning of his career.......To me that is the sign of a true contender....

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Jackson is a GREAT coach. He'll take Stann's areas of weakness, conditioning and his ground game, and improve them ten-fold. We should definately see some of these improvements in December, but it will take a little longer for any substantial difference.
Everyone keeps forgetting how young Stann is. He can still be molded into a great fighter and Jackson is the perfect person for the job. He'll be around other great LHW's such as Rashad and Jardine, and get to work with others like GSP. This is a great move for Stann and if he improves his conditioning, I believe he'll take fight number 3 against Steve Cantwell.

Post #11   9/29/08 5:37:32PM