One of the most beloved members of the UFC family, Suzy Friton passed away. By the reactions of the UFC fighters on social media, it is clear that she touched every single one of them in their hearts.
Suzy Friton worked as a makeup artist from 2006-2021. She has been an integral part of the fighting promotion behind the scenes. Over the years she has helped many fighters look good on air for the world to view them. Suzy passed away this past week battling stage 2 breast cancer. She was aware of her heartbreaking condition and was very realistic of the chances of survival. Despite that, UFC stars have been shattered with this news.
Read to see how various UFC stars mourned the tenured UFC staff’s death.
Social media reactions to Suzy Friton passing away
UFC broadcaster and commentator Jon Anik has been absolutely devasted by the news of his colleague. Anik dedicated an entire podcast episode in the loving memory of Friton.
“Gone way too soon @suzesuzeq I can’t even think about you without seeing that smile. The last time I saw you I remember you being happy and just as beautiful. That’s the way I choose to remember you forever, always being a light to everyone around you. Thanks for putting up with all my harassment over the years, thank you for doing Jessie‘s make-up and making her look so beautiful for all those weigh-in ceremonies and fight nights. We love you, always will. @UFC behind the curtains will never be the same without you, truly an original. #cancer sucks,” wrote Jones.
“What an amazing soul we lost. Your energy was infectious each and every fight week. You will definitely be missed,” wrote the welterweight champion.
UFC’s 11th lightweight champion Charles Oliveira was heartbroken about the news. He wrote on Twitter, “Thank you Suzy Friton for all the affection and attention that you had with us during your permanence here. God has a beautiful place for you. My condolences to the family of Suzy Friton. Rest in peace.”
“She was such a warm and kind soul. When I started commentating she did her absolute best to make me feel at home. Rip. Gone far too soon,” wrote former middleweight champion, now commentator, Michael Bisping.
In The Marcus Deegan Show, Suzy spoke in detail about the struggles she went through because of breast cancer.