Who? He's an American mixed martial artist and U.S. Marine who competes as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This guy is everything I'd want a kid to be. In the fall of 2010, Stann published his memoir "Heart for the Fight: A Marine Hero's Journey from the Battlefields of Iraq to Mixed Martial Arts Champion". Written with military historian John R. Bruning, "Heart for the Fight" details Stann's experiences as a youth growing up in Scranton, PA, playing football for the U.S. Naval Academy, serving honorably as a decorated Marine in Iraq, and becoming WEC Light Heavyweight Champion. Go find it and read it.
Brian has been decorated with the Silver Star -- an award honoring valor in combat.
Check this out:
"In SB Nation's new series "Core of Sports" sponsored by the United States Marine Corps, we followed UFC fighter Brian Stann as he trained to fight Alessio Sakara in Atlanta after his brother-in-law passed away. Stann won the fight and even called the referee in after knocking out Sakara with short elbows in the first round."
Shot on a RED Epic. Narrated by Eric Thomas.