UFC 136's Brian Stann expects pre-fight respect from Chael Sonnen


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Don’t expect Brian Stann to come to the defense of his former opponent and colleague Chael Sonnen.
The retired middleweight and Fox UFC analyst was asked on Twitter Monday if he thought Sonnen’s firing was “just," and he said he thinks it was. According to Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting, Sonnen, who tested positive for a total of five banned substances in his two recent random drug tests, was terminated by the UFC and Fox Sports this week. The former United States Marine has been a consummate p more

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And according to the war veteran, Sonnen left his employers with "no choice."
If retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) attraction Chael Sonnen was hoping to get some love from his FOX friends after the network unceremoniously dumped him last night (June 30, 2014), he may have to lean on Kenny Florian or perhaps even Karyn Bryant.
He won't be getting much sympathy from fellow analyst Brian Stann. "@AverageJoeArt: @BrianStann do you think UFC/FOX making an example of Chael is just?" Yes, ab more

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Former WEC Light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Brian Stann has made it clear where he stands on the Chael Sonnen situation. The criticism levelled at Chael Sonnen in the wake of his second failed drug test of 2014 just keeps on going.
As if being forced into retirement, fired from his roles as an analyst for FOX and suffering widespread criticism from media and fans alike, one of Sonnen's co-analysts Brian Stann tweeted the below today: Adversity reveals true character, if more

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In light of a second failed drug test, this time for human growth hormone (HGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), the UFC and FOX Sports have parted ways with Chael Sonnen.
UFC officials announced the termination of Sonnen's broadcasting agreement late Monday night, issuing the following statement.
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Fox and the UFC are done with Chael Sonnen after the former title challenger tested positive for banned substances for a second time this year alone.
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Bombs away!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and FOX Sports have officially cut ties with Chael Sonnen in the wake of his multiple failed drug tests (read full details here), according to a statement obtained by MMAFighting.com.
Read it in full: "The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. This decision comes in light of Sonnen failing a second test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commis more

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