Usually, personnel changes at companies don’t warrant the need for much digital ink to be used on their behalf, as employees come and go all the time in all businesses. But in this instance, we’re talking about the UFC, and the man seen many times behind the scenes screaming “We rollin’!” as he herds fighters to and fro backstage.
That’s right, I’m talking about Burt Watson, the UFC’s longtime site coordinator, who’s leaving the organization after 14 years of taking care of fighters and seeing to their every needs.
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
As to what precipitated this exit, speculation abounds. But since neither Watson nor the UFC has released much in the way of an official explanation, the most we can do is just wish the boisterous yet well-liked dude a fond fairwell.