One of the longest tenured and most beloved members of the UFC staff, Suzy Friton, died this past week.
Friton was the UFC’s makeup artist since October 2006, and for nearly 15 years was a key player behind the scenes in ensuring the athletes and other on-air personalities for a broadcast were camera-ready for the world to see.
After overcoming two previous battles with stage 2 breast cancer, Friton was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in March 2020 and died this past Thursday after conditions worsened throughout this year.
Although Friton seemingly understood the reality of her situation, which she explained during a podcast interview with “The Marcus Deegan Show” earlier this year, her death still comes as a heartbreaking loss for the MMA community.
Friton worked with hundreds of fighters during her long tenure with the UFC, and her impact on many individuals was clear in the wake of her loss.
Check out some of the tributes that rolled in for Friton from fighters, octagon girls, commentators and more.