The firing of Jacob "Stitch" Duran whipped up feelings all around the MMA world. The iconic UFC cutman was let go by the organization after making some critical statements about the Reebok sponsorship deal. It's a decision that has backfired for both the UFC and Reebok, since the negative backlash was gigantic.
It seems that even in Hollywood people are expressing their support for 'Stitch', who plays a part in Silvester Stallone's new boxing movie "Creed". He met some of the industry's biggest names at the movie's official screening event, who spoke to him about the firing.
"You're talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger, he was sitting in front of us during the screening and he said, ‘You did a great job,'" Duran told MMAjunkie. "Wesley Snipes came up to me and it took me three seconds to realize who he is, right? And the first thing he says is, ‘The UFC did you wrong.'
"I said, ‘Yeah they did. It was their mistake and I'm doing fine.' But, you had Dolph Lundgren and my man Carl Weathers was there. They all came up and acknowledged me."
Duran was released by the UFC in July, but was already back on national television in August, when he worked at WSOF 22. He is also regularly working at smaller events around the world and seems to be doing fine without the UFC.