The WEC is deciding to keep their LHW division intact for the moment and simultaneously proving exactly why it should be abolished: They’ve booked LHW champ Brian Stann against Steve Cantwell. What’s so bad about that? Stann already KO’d Cantwell back in March of 2007 … it took him all of 41 seconds to do it, too. By Jove, I’ve seen potholes with more depth than the WEC’s heavier divisions!
Anyways, rather than continue to flog that dead horse, I’m going to move onto another dead horse: Brian Stann’s military duty. Don’t worry, I’m not going to bitch about it (in my defense, past bitch-sessions were really about military service being used as a cheap marketing ploy). Instead I’m gonna give you the story behind the hyperbole on why he’s considered a real American hero:
On November 8, 2005, Stann and his command, the 2nd Mobile Assault Platoon, were ambushed by Iraqi insurgents while trying to secure a bridge near Karabilah. Stann and his men held out for six days under heavy attacks while Stann coordinated air and tank support that eventually allowed them to be relieved on November 14, 2005. Out of forty-two men in Stann’s platoon, all survived, and Stann was awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor in combat.
(thanks to jackal Clint Notestine for the heads up on this)
**Pre-Emptive Update** Some are saying the first fight between Cantwell and Stann was stopped too soon. Although the Chael Sonnen incident has proven to me that people see what they want to see when it comes to shit like this, undecided peoples can watch the video and decide for themselves. Me? I think when you fall on your face and stare at the canvas like you’re looking for a contact lens, that’s a good sign you’re done.