Longtime cutman Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran was released by the UFC yesterday. Duran says it was because of his comments he made about Reebok, saying that he lost all of his sponsorship money and that they didn’t even work with the cutmen when developing their new vests.
Needless to say, the MMA world did not react kindly when the news hit. Fans called for boycotts and change, while fighters weren’t very pleased either. Check out what some of them had to say!
Dang, @StitchDuran, big ups for your bravery in speaking your mind…sorry to hear about how it all played out…
— TheOnceAndFutureKing (@BensonHenderson) July 22, 2015
— Dylan Andrews (@dylanthevillian) July 22, 2015
— Terrion Flash Ware (@flashmma) July 22, 2015
let's all show some profile pic love to @StitchDuran!
— Charmaine Tweet (@notsosweetmma) July 22, 2015
I'm always behind, but just heard about Stitch. Don't have a bad thing to say about him. Hope he's back keeping us fighters healthy, soon!
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) July 22, 2015
— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) July 22, 2015
Thats messed up, having an opinion now gets you fired. He should of blamed it on the coco so he could keep his… http://t.co/REgdVlmTPR
— Miguel Angel Torres (@MiguelTorresMMA) July 22, 2015
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) July 22, 2015
Sooo disappointed to hear about @StitchDuran !! He's the man and was my go to guy. Wrapped me for all my championship fights!
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) July 22, 2015
Damn I can't believe it @StitchDuran were family vato, aqui estamos para lo que sea….
— Efrain Escudero (@effyescudero) July 22, 2015
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) July 22, 2015
Unfortunate someone can get fired for having an opinion.
— John Alessio (@johnalessio79) July 22, 2015
— Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) July 22, 2015
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