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.