I believe everyone should be able to voice their opinion in a reasonable manner. The firing of long time UFC fan/fighter favorite cutman Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran on the outside seems illogical, but the UFC seem to be very serious about removing anyone who isn’t on board with Reebok. It looks as if the fighters and UFC staff now get the clear picture. Either put up or shut up. Stitch, a frequent MMAjunkie Radio guest host, spoke about his fall out with the UFC on MMAjunkie Radio. “It got to the point where I was trying to speak up for the cutmen, and being the leader and bringing this up and talking to the guys at the UFC, we had no clout whatsoever; we weren’t even in the equation of getting sponsorships, and I personally depend a lot on my sponsors to make it work (financially),” said Duran, who was barred from wearing outside sponsorships on fight night as part of the UFC-Reebok deal that went into effect earlier this month. “So, of all the cutmen, I would have lost more financially. “But speaking up for the cutmen, I tried to talk to the UFC, and they basically had told us there’s no more money in the kitty.”
Stitch is now the poster child for what happens if you aren’t following protocol.
Is UFC doing what’s right for business with the Reebok deal? You be the judge. Dana White has been reading his Twitter timeline and some disgruntled fans have said about his company, Reebok, and Stitch. Looks like Dana is having fun with all the hate.