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Brian Stann Hired as Analyst for Future UFC on FOX Events

Props: @BrianStann

If nothing else, at least the commentary will be much better for UFC on FOX 3 than the organization’s previous attempts on the network.

Those of you who tuned in for UFC on FUEL: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger more than likely left impressed by Brian Stann’s commentary throughout the evening. Already known for his ability to produce the most professional responses during interviews at will, Brian Stann seamlessly transitioned to the role of analyst. Stann was very confident while analyzing the fights, handling his first commentary gig like it was just another day at the office. Needless to say, the impressive showing granted him a role as an analyst for future UFC on FOX events.

The UFC’s attempts to give fighters active roles as commentators during UFC on FOX broadcasts have seen mixed results. The organization’s debut on FOX saw Brock Lesnar do a great job in both analyzing the fights and promoting his upcoming bout with Overeem. However, when Lesnar lost that fight and subsequently retired, the UFC could not continue to use him. It attempted to fill the void he left with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.

Any momentum that Randy Couture built with his solid commentary during UFC on FOX 2 was completely destroyed by Jon Jones’ nightmarish performance. From blatantly reading his “analysis” (perhaps “his” analysis is more appropriate) of the fights to nervously laughing his way through questions about Rashad Evans, Jones couldn’t have done a worse job at earning new fans for both himself and the UFC if he choked out Curt Menefee and refused to check on him. At least Evans seemed to enjoy Jones’ performance, albeit for the wrong reasons.

Before Stann’s next commentary gig, he has a fight against Alessio Sakara at UFC on FUEL 2. That fight goes down on April 14th in Stockholm, Sweden.

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bootystar- February 19, 2012 at 6:08 am
I agree that Brian will be a big success to the analyst team
theworldsoldestsport- February 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm
phil baroni's commentary on one of the old UFC's is the "best evaaaa"
LukeTheDuke- February 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

captcha: Fringin supreme
Spitting into the wind- February 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm
I thought Florian did another thoroughly competent job as the colour commentator. With each new outing he shows his understanding of the business at hand and what his job entails. Mainly describing what the fuck is going on, what possible counters can be worked against a move and what needs to be done to make it better. His understanding of portugese is also an added bonus.
Don't get the negative comments against him.
I did notice this time however how much himself and Anik sound alike!
FedorSucksDonkeyDick- February 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Sonnen is the Bommer of MMA annalist....that shit sells
XENOPHON- February 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm
@RaginAsian- Thanks for help with the correction - that ugly fucking Peruvian has no business commentating. Flo blows. Here is a question. Where at the top of all commentator/analysts does Rogan rank....and I am talking all sports. I talk shit to Rogans ass during the fights when he starts leading the crowd with his slanted views, but really when I listen to the "other sports" analysts, their most well-known commentators - I think Rogan smokes em.
Gladheateher- February 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm
Yeah I agree with @XENOPHON What is Stan going to talk about when he can't refer to his knowledge of GregJackson fighters.
He's going to sound like Goldie and the random bs he reads of Wiki
RaginAsian- February 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm
They should test him out as a live commentator. Kenny Florian was absolute dog shit on Wednesday.
XENOPHON- February 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm
I think Stann does a fairly good job, few articles carried his commentator role. Another good candidate would be Hardonk. I watched him interviewed here, and he also knows the fight and speaks well. No more Jones (just comes across like a newb), Lesnar (lacked credibility), or Sonnen (too much over the top non-sense.)