Rumors were swirling earlier that Burt Watson had walked out in the middle of UFC 184, and today, the man himself has confirmed the news. Although no specific reason was given by Watson or the UFC officials, the man dubbed as the ‘Babysitter to the Stars’ went on social media to announce that he was indeed leaving the company.
After 14 AMAZING YEARS I’ve decided to step aside thank U Dana White Lorenzo Fertitta & Donna Marcolini pic.twitter.com/8eL04mVGaW
— Burt Watson (@BurtWatson4real) March 3, 2015
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Known more for his iconic “We Rollin!” phrase during events, Watson has been the man behind the stage, helping coordinate everything from weigh-ins to walkouts. During his time with the UFC, he has endeared fighters and turned to one of the most recognizable figures in the company.
He received a lifetime achievement award at the latest World MMA Awards last January.
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