Cold-Blooded Dana White: ‘Stitch Duran and I were never friends’

Surely by now, you’ve heard about the firing of legendary UFC cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran for voicing his rather tame opinion on the UFC’s deal with Reebok and how he would be making less money because of it. Ever since the news came out last week the backlash online against the UFC has been pretty … Read more

Between Rounds: You’re Fired!

This has certainly been an interesting week, and my comments have been requested many times. Based on the Jacob Duran experience, that choice could cost one his job. Now that is most certainly true in every occupation, but usually comes with a certain level of inappropriateness or insult that joins the comments. I have obviously … Read more

UFC fires cutman ‘Stitch’ Duran after speaking out about Reebok deal

This whole Reebok thing with the UFC is taking its toll. Not only were many fighters’ pocketbooks affected by the Reebok partnership, but so were cutmen who previously had their own sponsors.¬†Once the Reebok deal was in place, fighters and¬†cutmen were no longer allowed to sell sponsorships on their articles of clothing. The fighters had … Read more

Between Rounds: Stagnancy

This year will be my busiest year to date, having the opportunity to work over 40 shows from coast to coast. Each and every time, my goal is to help fighters and educate whenever possible. The sport in many ways is growing and needs to raise the level of what it brings the fighter.

Between Rounds: Fact vs Opinion

MMA cutman David Maldonado

Opinions are everywhere, and we are all entitled to them. Favorite burger, preferred MMA, fighting style, the topics are many. Those discussions can be fun given there is no empirical right answer. It’s a flexible conversation when no appropriate criteria exists that judgement can be based upon to create a consistent, factual conclusion. With some subjects it becomes just a popularity contest or a discussion based on emotion. However there are many topics in the world, and in MMA, that aren’t decided by opinion when facts are evident that eliminate the need for debate.