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Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran: ‘I get off on the blood’

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“”MMA is far bloodier than boxing. These guys will have multiple cuts—the middle of their forehead, their scalp. Head cuts bleed a lot. And the cuts are deeper, because of the elbows and knees. It’s bone on bone…. I see so many cuts, [fixing them] is automatic for me. It’s poetry in motion.”"

– ESPN the Magazine has a great article this month on the best cut man in the business, Jacob “Stitch” Duran. It talks about how he made it to where he is today and how his unique approach to closing cuts has helped several fighters, including UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin, continue to compete after getting busted open “as wide as an elevator door.” Very cool article. Very different … go check it out.


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Post #1   11/8/08 11:58:55AM   

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Just finished reading the full article, an excellent read that's well worth the time. Here's the direct link:

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Post #2   11/8/08 1:53:30PM   

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i just got the magazine and saw on the cover, the bloodiest gloves in mma. I didnt even think to think of Stitch i was just thinking of fighters.

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Lengthy but a good read. I didnt know that they used coagulants(sp) i just figured it was the cold block and vasaline. The author had a good way with the words.

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Stitch is a great guy to meet in person. Hes genuinely one of the nicest guys in the sport and loves the fans Hes the man pretty much

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Stitch is excellent at what he does. I bet he's prolonged more than just a few careers with his excellent between rounds work.

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My girlfriend and i call him the mexican porn star cuz of the mullet and porno mustache.

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I wonder how an average guy gets a job doing that?.... must be something you "fall into" over time of being around fights so much.

Post #8   11/9/08 5:53:30AM