Despite receiving plenty of praise from the masses, UFC heavyweight Brandon Vera thought Brian Stann did an awful job on color commentary at UFC 163 last night, at least during the co-main event of the evening.
"@philmrwonderful super awesome job boss...!!!!! U are the man!!! F*** you @brianstann learn how to be an unbiased commentator bitch. Don't #hate cuz he beat Ur ass too!!!"
Davis defeated Stann back at UFC 109 in February 2010, winning a lopsided decision where "Mr. Wonderful's" grappling pedigree was on full display.
For whatever its worth, Vera tweeted Stann this morning apologizing for his choice of words:
@BrianStann tho my opinion remains the same my choice of words shoulda been better. For my words I apologize.— Brandon Vera (@Verafied) August 4, 2013
Stann, like most media outlets, fans and fighters, seemed to believe that Machida controlled the majority of the action during the 15-minute fight and thought the former 205-pound champ would get the nod.
However, the three judges scoring the bout disagreed.
Davis, who entered the co-headlining match up ranked the seventh best light heavyweight in the world, according to the UFC's official rankings, has now won three straight fights with a solid 12-1(1) overall record.
Meanwhile, Stann formally announced his retirement from the sport last month after losing three of his past four bouts, citing a desire to spend more time with his family and continue his broadcasting career (via MMA Fighting).
After a 4-4(1) run at light heavyweight, Vera returns to the heavyweight division to take on Ben Rothwell at UFC 164, set for August 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Does Vera's harsh criticism of Stann have any merit or was the outburst completely off-base and uncalled for?