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Burt Watson: The babysitter of MMA stars

The UFC is a lot more than meets the eye. There are a lot of moving parts necessary for the UFC to produce the events that fans have come accustomed to. Hundreds of employees work diligently to put on a flawless show for the fans in attendance, and watching at home. If you have ever watched any of Dana White’s behind the scenes video blogs, you have witnessed merely a glimpse of what actually goes on. One of the most integral people to the UFC and their live events is UFC hype man, Burt Watson.

In the video special above (courtesy of Sports Net), Dana White details Burt Watson’s job and what he means to the UFC. The video is an exclusive look inside the life of the UFC hype man and the ‘babysitter to the stars’ on fight night. UFC stars Frank Mir, BJ Penn, Carlos Condit, Jake Shields, Rory MacDonald, Junior Dos Santos, Roy Nelson, Nick Diaz, Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Donald Cerrone, and more give their insights on Burt Watson as well.


Tags: Cain Velasquez Dana White Donald Cerrone Georges St-Pierre Junior Dos Santos Nick Diaz UFC

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