Video: UFC stars explain their respect for Burt Watson, the voice behind-the-scenes

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)

"It's time to roll ... time to roll, baby ... we rolling!"

When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters hear that phrase echoing in their locker rooms or down the hall, they know its time to boogy. And the familiar voice on the end of those passionate, behind-the-scenes announcements is none other than UFC Site Coordinator, Burt Watson..

Watson, who is referred to as "Babysitter to the Stars" by UFC commentator Joe Rogan, has the massive responsibility to ensure that all UFC fighters are where they are supposed to be at precisely the right time. Whether it be at a press conference, on the scale during a critical weight cut or their turn to step inside the Octagon, when Watson is around, fighters (sans Nick Diaz) typically respond.

Aside from making sure everyone is on schedule, Watson handles many more details such as tickets, making sure they have their mouthpiece, meal money, transportation to the weigh-ins, a workout room at the hotel, all to ensure that fighters competing don't have anything to worry about other than the fight itself.

But, just how big of a role does Watson play in the UFC's success?

If you ask Cain Velasquez, Jake Shields, Carlos Condit, Frank Mir and many more, the UFC wouldn't be where it's at today without the backstage direction of Watson.

Make the jump to see just what the UFC stars who Watson takes care of had to say about the man who takes care of their every need, including some impersonations from UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, among others.

Enjoy:


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