Stann: Drug-testing issues ‘major part’ of why I retired

Monday, April 21, 2014

Marc Raimondi via FOX Sports

Brian Stann retired last year following consecutive losses and losing three of his four bouts. Stann is only thirty three and had been fighting professional for seven years, but part of his decision had to do with drug testing issues and not just his losses:

“It was a major part of me walking away from the sport,” Stann said. “Knowing that I wasn't getting a fair shake played a big part, for sure.”

Stann, who is now a FOX analyst and will be in the studio for FOX UFC Saturday, said he has a meeting with Travis Tygart, the CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and Robert Bennett, the new executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, next week. Like St-Pierre, Stann is tangibly trying to help clean up the sport.

“If all you're doing is testing night of the fight, [fighters] got to be stupid to get caught,” Stann said.

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