"It was a huge shock, but I actually wasn't as upset as everyone expected. I knew from the beginning of this journey that the UFC wasn't for me...For me, the best part about the whole thing was the people I met along the way. Everyone from the crew to the fans to the fighters. I made some lifelong friends and I couldn't ask for anything more than that. I literally had the time of my life working for the UFC, but I don't think I could handle anymore," stated former UFC Octagon Girl Logan Stanton as she gave us an update on what she's been up to since her release from the UFC. Check it out!
PC: Hey Logan, it's been awhile since we spoke on record, but we've stayed in communication. I wanted to give you a little time to yourself after the UFC didn't renew your contract. Can you let everyone know how you are doing since that unfortunate event?
LS: Well, thank you. I'm actually doing really great. Things feel like they're finally falling into place and I'm honestly the happiest I've been in a long time.
PC: I know that was a huge shock to you. What helped you get through those times and move on with your career?
LS: It was a huge shock, but I actually wasn't as upset as everyone expected. I knew from the beginning of this journey that the UFC wasn't for me. Walking around in a little bikini in front of thousands of people isn't really my style. I don't get anything from that kind of attention.
PC: What will you miss the most about the UFC and would you be open to going back if the opportunity presented itself?
LS: For me, the best part about the whole thing was the people I met along the way. Everyone from the crew to the fans to the fighters. I made some lifelong friends and I couldn't ask for anything more than that. I literally had the time of my life working for the UFC, but I don't think I could handle anymore. I'm just too happy where I'm at right now.
PC: Tell us a little bit about your modeling career now that it's full-time? Are you under contract with anyone in particular or just freelance modeling?
LS: I'm with an agency called Wilhelmina. They keep me busy. Busy is good though. I can't complain.
PC: You and Natasha seemed to be really close. Do you guys stay in contact with each other?
LS: Natasha actually just moved up the street from me just last week. We've both been really busy, so I haven't had a chance to catch up with her yet, but I will soon. I think we'll always be friends. That girl's my hero.
PC: How about Arianny or even the new chick, Chandella. Any contact there?
LS: (Laughing) Um, no!
PC: What was the toughest part to deal with regarding your departure? Was it the way that they handled it? I think you received a phone call and that's pretty much it, right?
LS: The toughest part was trying to put on a straight face and finish the shoot that I was in the middle of when they called me. (Laughing) I was pretty shocked. It's like breaking up with somebody over the phone. They might as well have texted me. Seriously! "Hi Lo, merry Christmas. By the way, you're fired!" (Laughing)
PC: Do you have any appearances lined up where your fans can come see you?
LS: I haven't committed to anything yet because my schedule's so crazy, but I still watch the fights, so you can find me at a sports bar in Hollywood on fight nights.
PC: Octagon Mom Leslie Hedges was also let go from the company. Was that a shock to you as well and how often do you speak with her?
LS: Leslie and I talk almost every day; we're very close. I wish I could say that it was a shock, but I honestly saw it coming. The UFC really has no loyalty to anyone. Leslie's the type of person that makes the best out of everything though, which is probably why we get along so well. She's actually moving out to Cali too, which I couldn't be more excited about.
PC: Good luck to you Logan in all of your endeavors. For the guys who haven't had the opportunity to see you in person, you are truly beautiful and I know you will go far. Thanks for your time. Is there anything you want to say in closing?
LS: You're the best Percy. Thank you.