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Audio: Brian Stann says he agrees with Joe Rogan, fighters shouldn’t be interviewed after KO’s

What would you say after your brain just went through a car crash on the inside of your skull? After fighters are knocked unconscious and trying to recover should the UFC shove a microphone in their face? The topic came to the forefront after the UFC 203 main event when Alistair Overeem was knocked out by champion Stipe Miocic.

A few minutes after Overeem was punched in the head by another very strong heavyweight he was lobbed questions by the UFC cameras and in-cage interviewer Joe Rogan. It got awkward. It was uncomfortable. Despite their larger than life aura fighters are people to. The world of mindless battle bots bashing each other for our entertainment has not truly arrived just yet.

Rogan sent a tweet to keep the conversation going.

And now Brain Stann is backing up his fellow UFC color commentator. On the latest episode of SiriusXM’s Toe-2-Toe with Brian Stann, the former WEC champion gives both the fighter and interviewer’s perspective on talking to fighters moments after they’ve be concussed.

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Tommy Messano is a writer residing in Gilbert, Arizona who is best known for his work as a Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including Sherdog.com, MiddleEasy.com, ESPN.com, the abandoned WCL.com as well as his own site, ULTMMA.com (R.I.P).

An Arizona State University alum he can often be found marketing and public relating things to people when not writing on The Internet.