By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Phillip Lanides sent along the following to MMANEWS.com …
“All American” Brian Stann is the type of man that garners respect from all walks of life. A decorated Marine, as well as a champion mixed martial artist, Stann is a man who lives a life of honor and respect.
On Sunday, August 1st, in San Diego , the former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion will step into the vaunted Octagon to battle with tough fellow wrestler Mike Massenzio at “UFC on Versus 2.” Stann will look to improve his 8-3 career record, which includes six KO/TKO stoppages, and climb the ladder towards a title shot. With ten UFC/WEC career appearances, Stann is a well-known warrior, and is one of the most respected fighters in the game.
In addition to his exploits in the fight game, Stann recently tackled another world: the world of literature. “All American” has penned his autobiography (with respected author John R. Bruning), and the book is scheduled to be released in mid-September. Already, Heart for the Fight is drawing rave reviews from media, including About.com (“One of the better sports biographies I've read in a long time”) and UFC.com (“By far the best fighter bio I've seen — both because Brian has actual stories to tell, and because the writer can really write”). This enthralling read tells stories from Stann