Cody Stamann made his UFC debut this past weekend at UFC 213, where he defeated Terrion Ware by unanimous decision.
Now that the fighter has found success with the UFC, he plans on leaving the family business to further advance his professional MMA career.
“I’m going to walk into the stands, shake my dad’s (hand), give him a big kiss, and tell him I quit,” he said after the event.
Even though he made his UFC debut as a featherweight, the UFC 213 commentary team announced during the broadcast that Stamann would drop to bantamweight for his next fight.
Stamann took his UFC debut on just about two weeks’ notice, but he would like a little more time to prepare for his next Octagon appearance.
“I was going to be on the UFC card in December, so I was taking the summer off,” Stamann said. “I was talking to (UFC matchmaker) Sean Shelby in between rounds. I turned to him on the bench and was like, ‘Seven days, Sean? I’m 14-1. Can’t you give me eight weeks’ (notice)?”
Prior to his UFC debut, the fighter was the Triple X Cagefighting Bantamweight Champion and the Michiana Fight League Bantamweight Champion.