Brian Stann explains why he stopped hitting Sakara

by Steven Marrocco | source:

"His legs were wrapped around me so I could feel his muscles go limp, and my instincts just said this guy is no longer there," he said.

Of course, there were many that praised Stann for not delivering excess punishment to the Italian fighter, who shortly afterward regained his senses. The gesture made the home page of Yahoo! Sports.

Stann suspects Sakara may have been verbally submitting with the utterance, but can't be sure. His Italian isn't so good. Regardless, he feels he did the right thing.

"I really respect Alessio," he said. "I could feel he was done and was no longer really with us, so I looked to the ref for some help there."

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Kansas Comet site profile image  

4/21/12 1:59 AM by Kansas Comet

No explanation needed dude was out, Stann stopped punching notifying the Ref proving once again Stann is arguably the best Ambassador of MMA.

hideo5 site profile image  

4/21/12 12:51 AM by hideo5


garrote site profile image  

4/21/12 12:37 AM by garrote

Missed the fight. Is there a gif of this?

Deputy Porker site profile image  

4/21/12 12:30 AM by Deputy Porker

What the fuck? Ban this fucking 3rdLion idiot.

32Hunter site profile image  

4/20/12 7:41 PM by 32Hunter

 actually I don't even remember it, thats how much I care about both of those guys.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/20/12 7:37 PM by DoomFarmer

 ^ Don't forget the loss to Krysztoff at 205 either.

32Hunter site profile image  

4/20/12 7:34 PM by 32Hunter

 I keep remembering how shitty he looked against Steve Cantwell in thier second fight and I have a hard time taking him seriously as a "contender" yet.

Labrador site profile image  

4/20/12 7:02 PM by Labrador

Because in order to achieve mainstream success, UFC bouts cannot be seen as "human cockfights". This is the first time it's happened (that I recall)in a big fight on a FOX affiliate and they jumped all over it.Speaking of Cockfights, did anyone see that crazy story about how masked gunmen stormed a cockfight on a Texas ranch and started shooting, killing three and wounding eight on thursday?

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/20/12 6:58 PM by DoomFarmer

I tend to agree with this. I generally like my entertainment to not necessarily reflect my "real world" concerns so much. If Stann KO'd anyone but Sakara, I'd probably like the guy and consider myself a "fan" by now.