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Video: Brian Stann Recounts “Operation Matador”

Before establishing himself as one of the top fighters competing in the UFC’s middleweight division, Brian Stann counted himself among the men and women serving in the United State Marine Corps.

Stann held the rank of captain by the time he left the service, having served two tours of duty in Iraq and being awarded the Silver Star for valorous conduct during one of those deployments.

During a recent segment on UFC: Ultimate Insider on FUEL TV, Stann recounted the harrowing experience of commanding a Marine platoon through heavy enemy fire during Operation Matador in 2005.