Backstage last night after UFC On FOX 16 Dana White confirmed that there’s no chance that long-time cut-man Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran will be brought back into the UFC despite many believing that he overreacted by firing him for his comments regarding the UFC’s sponsorship deal with Reebok.
Rather than trying to defuse the situation, in typical fashion White refused to back down and instead called ‘Stitch’ out for claiming that the two were friends.
“‘Stitch’ Duran needs to learn what the meaning of the word friend is,” White stated on FOX Sports 1. “‘Stitch’ Duran and I were never friends. We were work associates. We came up together in the boxing world and when we hired cutmen he was one of the guys I brought in here. Friends are people you call on the phone, hang out with, you talk to all the time. Don House, who’s one of our cutmen, he and I were very close and still are. ‘Stitch’ Duran was never my friend.”
Earlier this week Duran had revealed that he would still be willing to return to the UFC under the right circumstances, but it appears that door has now been firmly shut in his face.
Watch White’s thoughts on ‘Stitch’ for yourselves below.