With Joe Rogan out, Brian Stann in at UFC 163 in Brazil


Recently-retired UFC middleweight Brian Stann will replace Joe Rogan as color commentator for the upcoming UFC 163: Aldo Vs. Korean Zombie in Brazil. He will be working alongside play-by-play voice Mike Goldberg.

The news was announced on Tuesday night's edition of "UFC Tonight."

Stann recently announced his retirement from the sport, citing decades of head trauma in contact sports and war fighting.

Stann, who has two daughters with a third on the way, will now devote his attention to his family, and sees a career in broadcasting as the best means to do so. He has been an analyst for both FOX and FUEL TV's UFC event coverage, and recently was hired as a football analyst for FOX Sports South coverage of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Señor Penis site profile image  

7/25/13 4:15 PM by Señor Penis

They need to get rid of Anik.

snobordr site profile image  

7/25/13 4:07 PM by snobordr

Haha, yeah, I remember that.  He looked so big next to all of them.

TuLegit site profile image  

7/25/13 1:08 PM by TuLegit

I realized immediately after I posted it the mistake I had made. Guess I'm just used to it always being mike getting replaced and didn't think of it till after.

dwhy83 site profile image  

7/25/13 10:07 AM by dwhy83

This.Chael is pleasing to hear talk, regardless of what is being said, the same as with Joe. "Economy of words" as Joe calls it, which he honed from years of standup comedy.C'mon UFC make it happen.

Chiron site profile image  

7/25/13 4:51 AM by Chiron

I have no problem with that. I like Rogan but Stann will do a good job covering him.

McCorkledbyMartialArtsMixed site profile image  

7/24/13 10:10 PM by McCorkledbyMartialArtsMixed

WHat will the announcers call the jitz moves? no 10th planet names right? This is obviously the most pressing issue.

SeverianB site profile image  

7/24/13 10:00 PM by SeverianB

As a thank you for introducing me to MMA,  I brought a friend of mine to a recent UFC fight.  This guy is old school, has been watching since UFC 1.   Always telling me stories about when Gracies used to dominate, and sadness over the legends he watched from the beginning retiring.   Great guy to watch MMA with. Anyway, we are sitting way up in the stands, and some lights come right in front of us, and it's Goldy and Joe doing the pre-fight rundown.    My friend was so happy... "I've been watching them on TV forever, and they are 5 feet away!  This is crazy!"   I think he may have been more excited about that than the fights.    Anyway... lots of fans of Joe and Goldy out there.    I'll be interested to see how Goldy and Stann do.

time traveling 12er site profile image  

7/24/13 9:57 PM by time traveling 12er

Stann and Anik don't do the same job so he couldn't replace Anik.

time traveling 12er site profile image  

7/24/13 9:57 PM by time traveling 12er

Stann and Anik don't do the same job so he couldn't replace Anik.

heavyweightmma site profile image  

7/24/13 9:43 PM by heavyweightmma

Love Brian Stann and his ability to talk as an analyst and commentator.Anik's a great guy but I'm personally not a fan of his commentating and would LOVE to see Stann replace him and commentate alongside Florian (Who I think is a great commentator too.)