Say goodbye to Logan Stanton and Natasha Wicks. According to MMA Madness, they are now former UFC Octagon girls.
MMAMADNESS.com has learned that both Natasha Wicks and Logan Stanton have been cut from the UFC as ring girls. Stanton’s contract expired after UFC 107 and the UFC chose not to renew it. Wicks was cut before the expiration of her contract. Ring girl Arianny Celeste will remain on with the organization; as her contract has been recently renegotiated- explaining her absense from UFC 107.
I can understand the UFC deciding not to renew Logan’s contract. She never really seemed like she was all that excited to be there, but I really don’t get why they cut Natasha. Did she prove to be a little too wild for their taste? Or are they just making room for Chandella Powell (second from the left) who the report said will replace them both?
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Update: MMA Fighting (the new Fanhouse) spoke to Logan and Natasha about their dismissal. Natasha was thankful for the opportunity, Logan was a little pissed.
“I am honored to have been given the opportunity and I had fun…I mainly want all the fans to know how greatly I appreciated their support.”
“I hadn’t heard anything from anybody. They were promoting me and I was in the video game for next year, so I didn’t think anything of it. I assumed that they were just going to renew my contract for at least another year…I was like, ‘Wait, what? Are you breaking up with me?’ 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…very unprofessional.”