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Brian Stann

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - APRIL 14: Brian Stann stands in the Octagon before his bout against Alessio Sakara at the UFC on Fuel TV event at Ericsson Globe on April 14, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC fighter Brian Stann retires

Brian Stann did many great things for the UFC during his fight career. But the decorated war hero did more on Thursday for the promotion, his fellow fighters

and the sport of mixed martial arts in general when he announced his retirement than he did in his seven-plus years as a professional fighter.

Stann, 32, made the announcement during a special broadcast of Ariel Helwani's "The MMA Hour."
Kevin Iole