Rumors began to circulate during the UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano event in Los Angeles on Feb. 28 that longtime production manager Burt Watson had left the organization. On Tuesday, the man introduced during the weigh-ins as “Babysitter to the Stars” confirmed his departure and fighters took to Twitter to react.
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
Thank you for everything @BurtWatson4real . YOU DA MAN!
— BJ PENN (@bjpenndotcom) March 3, 2015
— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) March 3, 2015
@BurtWatson4real your the man Burt. You have done a great job.
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) March 3, 2015
After 14 years with the UFC, Burt Watson retires. I’m sad I never got the opportunity to have him at… https://t.co/iZFtWBO77D
— Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) March 3, 2015
.@BurtWatson4real you’re the MAN!!! Not gonna be the same at all without u…enjoy retirement my friend…
— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) March 3, 2015
@BurtWatson4real this makes me so sad 🙁
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) March 3, 2015
@BurtWatson4real u will be sorely missed. Thank u for everything you’ve done & for making me feel like every 1 of my fights were special.
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) March 3, 2015
@BurtWatson4real BURT NOOOOOO!!! I needed for my next bout Burt!! I’m going to cry!!!
— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) March 3, 2015
I wish you luck in all your future endeavors @BurtWatson4real. The fights won’t be the same without you
— Jim Miller (@JimMiller_155) March 3, 2015
Burt! Wtf — John Moraga (@chicanojohn) March 3, 2015
@BurtWatson4real I love you, Burt. You were my favorite part of the UFC & it won’t be the same without you. Thank you for all that you gave!
— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) March 3, 2015
@BurtWatson4real you’ll be missed Burt
— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) March 3, 2015
@BurtWatson4real all the best to you in life after the UFC Burt. You will definitely be missed!
— Aaron Riley (@aaronrileymma) March 3, 2015
— STORMIN NORMAN PARKE (@norman_parke) March 3, 2015
— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) March 3, 2015
Best of luck in your next chapter of life @BurtWatson4real you will be greatly missed!
— Eddie Wineland (@EddieWineland) March 3, 2015
Thank you for all you have done for us and for our sport burtwatson4real Always with great energy and… https://t.co/jpHcOgbRQC
— rafael natal (@rafaelsaponatal) March 3, 2015
.@BurtWatson4real love you baby! Thanks for making some awesome memories for me!
— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) March 3, 2015
— Leonard Garcia (@badboygarcia) March 3, 2015
— Phil Harris ufc (@Philharrismma) March 3, 2015
Hope @BurtWatson4real goes on to do whatever TF he wants! Great guy who was exemplary at his job.
— Marcelino Evil (@KCBanditMMA) March 3, 2015
And he’s Rollllllin!! Thanks for all the great memories always treated me like a somebody when I… https://t.co/jIQFnX9q4A
— Willie Gates (@WhOopassWilliE) March 3, 2015
— Aaron Simpson (@aaronsimpson) March 3, 2015
— Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) March 3, 2015
— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) March 3, 2015
— patrick cote (@patrick_cote) March 3, 2015