Burt Watson Joins Cage Fury Fighting Championships

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 09: UFC event coordinator Burt Watson fires up the crowd before the UFC 140 Official Weigh-in at the Air Canada Centre on December 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Burt Watson Joins Cage Fury Fighting Championships

Burt Watson Joins Cage Fury Fighting Championships

Cage Fury Fighting Championship President Rob Haydak went on social media today to welcome aboard his organization’s newest employee, former UFC employee Burt Watson.

Watson was employed by the UFC for 14 years, with his primary duties including the supervision of the organization’s fighters, making sure they “behaved” and stayed out of trouble. Watson, 66, is a Philadelphia native and will now oversee the fighters of CFFC, which holds their events primarily in the north eastern states in the U.S.

Haydak posted the following via his Facebook page earlier this evening:

CFFC announcement





Robert Haydak welcomes Burt Watson aboard via facebook


Watson’s long tenure with the UFC came to an abrupt end following the eve of UFC 184 back in February, when an undisclosed “person of authority” had a confrontation with Watson at the weigh ins. This would prompt Watson to quit his job at the UFC, abruptly walking away. Many fighters respected Watson for his “tell it like it is” attitude, keeping the fighters in check with staying focused.




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