Last night, UFC Ultimate Insider on Fuel TV profiled Marine Captain turned pro fighter Brian Stann. For those of you who missed it, UFC.com should post the entire episode online later this week. Check back for a link.
In the meantime, watch the trailer. In it Stann talks not just about his UFC career, but about his time in Iraq where he was awarded the Silver Star for a pitched six day battle in 2005. He and his unit — 2nd Mobile Assault Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines — held a critical bridge after being ambushed by insurgents from all sides and taking more than 30 RPG rounds.
Since then Stann has launched a successful MMA career and opened his own gym names Warrior Legion MMA in Alpharetta, Ga. He operates it with George Lockhart, his friend and a former instructor at the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence, in Quantico, Va.