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Old 06-02-2011, 09:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Jesus the Stann doubters in here are nuts. I don't like Stann (lol alpha male army guy omg) but the dude is a monster and he's learning at an unbearable rate. He was so crisp and on against Jorge, I think he would have beat 95% of middleweights that night.
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Stann is one of the few that made a drop in weight classes - 205 -> 185, but doesn't look like he's suuffering from that at all.

He managed to keep his power and that's a big plus for him.
I would say that is one of his biggest weapons: his power.

Santiago is knows for not having the best chins in the game.
But...
Leben is a guy who can take a lot of punishement. And Stann took him out in devastating fashion.

He is improving at a fast pace and with Greg Jackson as the game plan architect, Stann could be a major force in the very close future.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Stann vs Bisping coching TUF kinda makes more sense than Bisping vs Miller.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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It almost sounds like something you'd see in the WWE.
A big part of the UFC promotion looks like that, WWE only with "real" fighting. That whole TUF show is a soap opera with supposedly adult fighters who behave like teenage cheerleaders when they interact...

As for Stann, I'm in the ranks of those who doubt that he will become MMA MW's next superstar, at least fighting-wise (he surely is marketable in the US with all that war hero talk). He seems to be a good workhorse and he has quite some power, but in my eyes he lacks natural talent. It looks like he is too dependent on what his trainers tell him (maybe the soldier attitude of taking orders) and isn't really creative himself. I like that he isn't much of a trashtalker so far though, but that doesn't make a difference in the octagon. He may be at the bottom of the top10 and may touch the top5 with his work ethic, but I doubt it will be more in the longterm.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Superstardom? lol Yea right. He never has anything actually INTERESTING to say. Sure the hardcore fans love him, but he will never appeal to the casual fan.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:52 AM   #16 (permalink)
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he got the real fighting spirit!
hope soon he will get a chance to beat silva
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Stann is a solid 7/10 fighter in all areas of the game, but he isn't a 10/10 fighter any where. He isn't truly great at one thing. In order to be a champion you need to have that one thing that you're much better than every one else at.

I don't like the way he's been marketed as the all american war hero either, I think it's all a bit cringe worthy tbh. He does seem like a genuinely nice person though and I enjoy watching him fight.
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If he keeps improving (which is possible) then perhaps... but at this current stage, the UFC is really starting to lay it on thick with the promoting of him... but business is business, so I get it.
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hope soon he will get a chance to beat silva
I'm sure no one wants to see their hero get shit on by Silva. If he can beat someone like Bisping or Okami, then he deserves a shot, but he doesn't deserve to be in the same ring as Silva right now.
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Sonnen, Anderson and Vitor would all beat him. Other than that i see him steamrolling the rest of the division.

I was watching the fights in a bar with quite a few people who hadnt heard of Stann, or had maybe only seen the Leben fight. When it was over, lots of people where saying the same thing - 'Brian Stann is for real!'.

I agree, he has a lot of potential. I wish him the best and hope to see him back in action soon. I'd particularly love to see him smash Bisping, but obviously he is tied up for the duration with TUF.
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