Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) site coordinator Burt Watson did, in fact, have an "incident" at the UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) event back on Feb. 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif., one that led to his early retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA).
It did not, however, involve UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey or longtime middleweight veteran Mark Munoz.
As for the person responsible for expediting the untimely exit of the "babysitter to the stars," that remains a mystery for the time being, as Watson told MMA Junkie that he's not going to start name dropping at this point, because what's done is done.
"I never had a problem with Ronda Rousey, who is probably one of the sweetest –- until she gets in the Octagon -– the sweetest person you’d know. I’ve never had a problem with Mark Munoz. I’ve never had a problem with any fighter. There's an incident that happened in L.A., but for certain reasons I can't be specific. Did someone say something to me I didn't like? Yes. Did it escalate to another level? Yes, it did. A lot of it was me just being the person I am. If I feel like I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing and doing it right, it's hard for me to adjust to someone telling me it's been done wrong or that I did something I shouldn't have done. I take pride in doing what I do, baby. I take pride in someone putting something in my hand and walking away and not worrying about it getting done or getting done right."
Watson walks away after 14 years of service.
Reports surfaced that Watson had a run in with a "Rowdy" member of the champ's entourage, which prompted an immediate statement from the promotion, "vehemently and categorically denying" that it was anything Rousey related (more on that here).