Jon Jones and other UFC stars pay tribute as makeup artist Suzy Friton passes away

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UFC makeup artist Suzy Friton passed away due to stage 4 breast cancer

UFC makeup artist Suzy Friton had been a part of the UFC since 2006. She was the backbone of the UFC stylist team, involved in wardrobe, hair-styling and makeup – for fighters, ring girls, commentators.

Friton had already beaten breast cancer twice, before it returned in March 2020. This time it was more pronounced – stage 4.

The brave makeup artist once again battled through the disease and almost conquered it towards the end of 2020.

Just when it looked like everything was fine, the cancer returned once again in 2021. On the 9th of September, Friton sadly succumbed to the disease.

A legion of UFC stars, commentators, ring girls and presenters paid their heartfelt tribute to the deceased Friton.

The MMA world pays tribute to Suzy Friton

UFC heavyweight Jon Jones was devastated upon hearing the news of Suzy Friton’s passing. He shared a couple of posts with elaborate messages stating how bad he felt following her death.

Here is one of Jones’ touching tributes to Friton:

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Jon Jones’ Instagram tribute following Suzy Friton’s death

UFC colour commentator Jon Anik, who was a pillar of support to Friton during her broken days, was shattered as well:

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Jon Anik’s tribute to Suzy Friton

MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani:

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Ariel Helwani’s Instagram story, paying tribute to Suzy Friton
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UFC presenter Heidi Androl’s tribute to Suzy Friton
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UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum was a close friend of Friton as well:

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Friton was the best at what she did. May her soul rest in peace!

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