Jacob 'Stitch' Duran says he was fired because of his comments to Bloody Elbow about cutmen losing money on the Reebok deal. This story went on for weeks, with Dana White and other UFC and Reebok executives even commenting on the firing without denying that it was because of his critical statements.
That makes it a bit weird as not one but two UFC representatives have suddenly come out yesterday to say that it 'unequivocally' had nothing to do with his comments towards Reebok. They state that there are other reasons for the termination, and now Stitch himself has responded, calling it all all 'bullshit'.
@TBarrabi Great story!Can't believe UFC attorney Lawrence Epstein said I was not let go because of my interview of the Reebok deal. Bullshit— Jacob Stitch Duran (@StitchDuran) August 19, 2015
He also responded to a few more people about the topic:
@_Just_A_Fan_ Sure they know, I was told, "they don't want you to work anymore UFC shows because of the article you did about Reebok.— Jacob Stitch Duran (@StitchDuran) August 20, 2015
@uppercutty69 A question you have to ask them! Sure they have no real answer.— Jacob Stitch Duran (@StitchDuran) August 20, 2015
@k_crit UFC mistook me and the fans as fools.— Jacob Stitch Duran (@StitchDuran) August 20, 2015