Results for: Facing onetime sparring partner aided former coach UFC 129s Watson undeterred in news

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Despite the growing popularity of mixed martial arts, the community consisting of the sport's top-level athletes remains a relatively small group. It's a lesson "The Ultimate Fighter 12" semifinalist Kyle Watson learned quickly when his bosses offered him a UFC 129 matchup with undefeated Canadian prospect John Makdessi. Watson sparred with Makdessi at Montreal's Tri-Star Gym during "The Bull's" pre-UFC days, but he admits he didn't scrutinize the striker as a potential future foe. Ad read news >>

  • 4 years ago
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Former sparring partners Kyle Watson and John Makdessi have agreed to meet at UFC 129 in Toronto as a part of the night's undecard. Read More >> read news >>

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I guess Rafael Cavalcante wasn't joking when he said Anderson Silva was beating him up in training camp. At least he didn't get knocked out, like the poor sap in this video from "The Spider's" recent training camp. The footage, which was filmed by Globo and posted by Guilherme Cruz, shows what happens when you throw hands with the former UFC middleweight champion and one of the all-time greats. Even with protective head gear. Gulp. The Brazilian will return to the cage in the main event of the U read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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TOKYO - Five months ago, heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Mark Hunt were sucking air together in the elevation of Denver. Present for a training camp that concluded with Hunt's meeting with Ben Rothwell and Quinton Jackson's fight with champ Jon Jones, Kongo wasn't particularly close to the New Zealand native in the weeks before UFC 135. He was surprised, nonetheless, when the Kiwi came up as his next opponent at this weekend's UFC 144 event. It didn't occur that he might have to fight Hunt read news >>

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) site coordinator Burt Watson, also known as the "babysitter to the stars," shocked the mixed martial arts (MMA) community earlier this week when he announced he was leaving the ZUFFA family after 14 years of dedicated service. Get the initial report here. Not long after he was gone, reports began surfacing on Twitter (via Front Row Brian) that Watson threw in the towel after a run-in with the Ronda Rousey entourage at UFC 184. Not because he was gettin read news >>

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Addressing rumors of what caused UFC site coordinator Burt Watson to leave the promotion, Dana White disputed the story that it involved a spat between Watson and Rousey's entourage. The week-long mystery surrounding what exactly caused the "Babysitter to the stars", Burt Watson, to leave the UFC after almost 15 years remains unsolved. After initial rumors that Watson "neglected" Mark Munoz at the UFC 184 weigh-ins were denied by Munoz himself, another rumor from FrontRowBrian claimed that a ver read news >>

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The UFC continues their conquest of the Central and South American market and has announced a second season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America". Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero will serve as coaches. Last year's first installment of "The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America" featured UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and now-interim champion Fabricio Werdum as coaches and managed to draw a spectacular average of 7 million viewers per episode. Now, the UFC announced a second season with read news >>

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It was a sad day for current UFC fighters, who poured out their thanks and disappointment following news that the dubbed "Babysitter to the stars" Burt Watson was leaving the promotion. A day after the rumors that the "Babysitter to the stars" Burt Watson was leaving his position as the UFC's site coordinator after 14 years, Watson went to Twitter to confirm the news himself. Watson, a great friend and former manager of the late boxing legend Joe Frazier, was an integral "behind the scenes" part read news >>

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After 14 years, the echo of "We rollin'!" will not come crashing off the backstage walls at UFC events. read news >>

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Longtime production manager Burt Watson has left the UFC. On Tuesday, the “babysitter to the stars” confirmed his departure and fighters took to Twitter to react. read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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Burt Watson, the beloved site coordinator affectionately dubbed the UFC's "Babysitter to the Stars," announced Tuesday that his 14-year run with the UFC had reached an end. Known for his booming rallying cry -- "WE ROLLLLLIIINNN" -- Watson was in many ways the glue that held fight weeks together, a relentlessly exuberant rock who just this year received a lifetime achievement award from the World MMA Awards for his service. After 14 AMAZING YEARS I've decided to step aside thank U Dana White Lor read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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The longtime "Babysitter to the Stars," Burt Watson, has parted ways with the UFC. The longtime site coordinator announced his departure via Twitter on Tuesday. 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 Watson wore many hats with the UFC, but was generally considered the glue behind the curtain for the live events and throughout fight week. His trademark yell -- read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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Check out the outpouring of support that longtime UFC site coordinator Burt Watson received on social media following the announcement of his exit from the promotion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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After earlier reports, Burt Watson has confirmed that he's leaving the UFC after working over a decade with the company. 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 read news >>

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