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Logan Stanton Calls Her Firing ‘Very Unprofessional’

The world is still searching for answers in the wake of the shocking dual-firing of UFC Octagon Girls Logan Stanton and Natasha Wicks — and it turns out that the women were just as shocked as we were. Though Wicks has played it rather low-key so far, thanking her fans and the UFC via Twitter, Stanton spoke to MMA Fighting to explain that her dismissal came completely out of the blue:

Stanton said she received a call from a UFC executive on Tuesday, informing her that her contract would not be picked up for another year.
 
"I was like, ‘Wait, what? Are you breaking up with me?,’" Stanton said jokingly. "It totally took me by surprise. Natasha actually texted me a little bit before I got the phone call. She was like, ‘The UFC just dropped me,’ and I was like, ‘What? Why?’ I was confused about that. So when he told me he had bad news, I was like, ‘Oh, I already know.’ And then he pulled that one on me. And I was like, ‘Wow.’ I was kind of in shock at the time. I even said, ‘Ok, thank you. Bye.’ I was lame. I just said thanks. I really didn’t know what to say to him. I was kind of upset for a minute. I teared up. And after that, I just became a little angry."

As for the rumors that her and Natasha’s fate was sealed by their RawVegas.tv interview with our own Ben Fowlkes, in which they accused Josh Koscheck of faking his eye injury during his UFC 106 fight against Anthony Johnson?


"I don’t believe that. And actually nobody has ever confronted me about the interview or told me that I couldn’t say anything about the fighters. I honestly think that they just wanted a new face. They want new girls, probably more fitting girls. Somebody who fits that ring girl stereotype with the big boobs and what not. So I just think they want fresh faces and probably somebody a little older and, I don’t know, ring girl-ish. I think it was a very last minute decision that nobody was informed on, because up until the very end, they’ve been having me do shoots and the video game and everything. So I don’t know why it happened."…
 
Stanton, who worked at UFC 107 in Memphis last week with Wicks, repeatedly said that she holds no ill will towards the organization, but did categorize her dismissal as "very unprofessional."
 
"I kind of think they don’t hold any loyalty to anybody. Just to come straight up with nothing leading up to it? They didn’t give me any warning; they didn’t tell me why."

Stanton added that she had no hard feelings towards the UFC, and views her ring girl stint as a great experience that will hopefully be a stepping stone to something else. Go get ‘em, Logan — they can fire you without cause, but they’ll never take away your hotness.

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boxofpickles- December 20, 2009 at 2:42 pm
sad day in mma history
pinkyslayer- December 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm
nothing makes you look like a stupid cocksucker more than trying to be the first commenter...unless you claim "first!" and are actually the fucking 12th commenter.
Komodo- December 19, 2009 at 3:53 pm
Pokes at Arianny? Huh? Where? When?
bleve- December 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm
I guarantee it was in their contract not to engage in discussions like that about fighters or insider crap about arianny.
newdeal- December 19, 2009 at 7:29 am
they should have lost arianny and logan and kept wicks but given her back the curly hair. No matter how stupid she is she is just ass anyway. Arianny is hot don't get me wrong but we need some variety here, I like watching her but there are plenty of hot chicks around they should get 2 new ones for every show. Its not like an incredable amount of training is required to walk around the ring with a card and then blow a kiss
robthom- December 19, 2009 at 7:24 am
""The UFC just wanted to hire a black chick."

Exactly."


Could be.
That also crossed my mind for a sec. Then I quickly realized that I don't give a fuck anyway.

Its not as if UFC hasn't resorted to cynical pandering to expand their market before.

They've already got the butt metal/pop punk/frat boy market.
Now with Kimbo and Chandriqua on board they can make some in roads with the white middle class wannabe wigger market, and with black audiences who'll show up for anything that appears to cater to them regardless of quality.

Theres a lot of them.

Kimbo doesn't get the mob ratings for his skill or personality.
AussieJosh- December 19, 2009 at 3:04 am
Logan was the best! im very sad she is gone! :(
Bob Reilly- December 18, 2009 at 7:20 pm
That is from an Afroman song.... I dont know which one though.
LetMeStickItInYourRua- December 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm
The hired the new chick because of their new sponsor. ROSCOE'S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES!
Douchey McDoucherton- December 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Fuck you Fowlkes!

nah, i agree with the whole theory that they were fired for those little jabs on arianny on twitter and interviews.
The Clinch- December 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm
Sucks that Logan and Natasha get the axe in favor of a decent looking playmate and a $160k sabertooth tiger skull.

Ah shit, what can ya do?
knee_strike- December 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm
@ BEAM

"The UFC just wanted to hire a black chick."

Exactly.

This move isn't coincidental. It's clearly political, at least in part. Perhaps the NAACP has been hounding Dana over the "lack of diversity" among the UFC's ring girls.
My House I Build It- December 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm
man the CP comments have been awful this news week
might stay at BE
knee_strike- December 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm
"I was like . . . and I was like . . . and I was like . . . "

Jesus Christ. The first thing Stanton can do to improve her skill set is to increase her vocabulary just a tad.
831 Son- December 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm
One Two- You are a fucking idiotic loser. You jock Strikeforces nuts every damn chance you get. Ever since Fedor went there you are loving every little thing that Strikeforce does. Face it pussy, the UFC will always be better than strikeforce and the UFC has, and will continue to have the best fighters. Look up the roster for strikeforce. They have like 5 dudes that are pretty good. But all of them would get smashed in the UFC. Besides Fedor maybe. Fucking clown, get a life you emo troll.
radiobaby- December 18, 2009 at 3:45 pm
Look at it like.. You're a "hot chick" that doesnt know jack shit about MMA, yet you have a job with the UFC and people keep asking you questions about the sport like you have a clue. You have two options.

1. Live in the real world, realize you have no business talking about something to the media you have no idea about- look pretty and shut up. Result- keep your job.

2. Live in fantasy land where you're the most intelligent piece of ass to ever elevate poster boards, inevitability end up saying something stupid on camera- Result- get fired.

Theyre not the first, they wont be the last. The world is full of self-important hot chicks that will say stupid shit on cue.
One Two- December 18, 2009 at 3:44 pm
I hope Strike force picks them up Fuck the UFC, fuck dana. They've become an evil empire.
NateGetsIrate- December 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm
I feel their pain. I also just got fired. What can I say, I can't help telling people off. Talk about "when keeping it real goes wrong".
jaileer- December 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm
Who. The fuck. Cares.

It's like the Cowboys or Lakers firing a cheerleader, new eye candy will be cycled in - who cares?
Scott- December 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm
I hope the UFC doesn't bring in trashy girls...
I feel like with the new ring girls I am going to be able to play "let's guess when she was sexually abused as a kid".
rudius- December 18, 2009 at 3:01 pm
FUCK THE CORPORATE WORLD BIATCH!

what song is that from? i forgot.
BEAM- December 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm
The UFC just wanted to hire a black chick.

Diversity is nice and all, but firing them this close to Christmas? That's really lame.
meanfinger- December 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm
lol.. good post clyde
Clyde- December 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm
I'm sure that the new girl is far more talented at holding a numbered card in the air and walking around. I for one had great difficulty distinguishing which round was about to start was when Logan or Natasha were carrying the cards.

I'm sure with the new girl it'll all be much clearer because she's obviously more qualified and... oh nevermind, there's always the round number in the corner of the screen anyway. Also, I have no problem counting to three or even five if the situation calls for it. Who gives a shit who's carrying the cards.

I love MMA and I love women in various states of undress, but in the 10 seconds it takes them to walk around the ring, it's not like I'll be cracking one off before the fight starts or inbetween rounds no matter how hot she is.
meanfinger- December 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm
we all know that faggot was fakin it, i think they're just tryin to mix it up a lil bit. dont forget the ufc is tryin to go global. they're just breakin her in before she has to travel across the pond.
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