"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?
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.