Even though Brian Stann exited the Octagon with a loss in tow last night at UFC on Fuel 8, the former Marine had plenty of opportunities throughout his main event match-up with Wanderlei Silva to pick up a highlight-reel victory. Stann dropped Silva a few times in the first frame but could never quite seal the deal before getting caught and left on the canvas in the second round of their scrap.
Stann spoke about the defeat with MMAJunkie shortly after the headliner’s conclusion where he said the damage he did to “The Axe Murderer” left him more confident than he should have been considering the Brazilian’s heavy-handed credentials.
“I think the fact that I hurt him early multiple times, it made me get overaggressive, leaving me susceptible to what he’s best at, which is throwing a hard, overhand right.”
“I think maybe I tempted fate a little bit by signing to meet Wanderlei in Japan, and it was just his night. My hat’s off to him. He’s one of the greatest fighters, ever, and I’m proud to be a part of his legacy.”
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