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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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.