Ronda Rousey to blame for UFC legend getting fired?

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The UFC's 'Babysitter to the stars', Burt Watson, has left the organisation, with one report suggesting that it was to do with Ronda Rousey.

According to FrontRowBrian, Watson left the UFC after an incident with one of Rousey's team and then the UFC chose to support Rousey instead of him. The report comes from the same account which had earlier revealed that Watson had left, days before the news was confirmed, so it can be taken as a fairly credible source.

In follow up tweets, FrontRowBrian elaborated and said that Watson felt insulted when UFC President, Dana White chose Rousey over Watson. Watson, a former manager of boxing legend, Joe Frazier, takes his work very seriously and as such, when the news came through from White, he quit.

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Not the first time Rousey's team caused trouble

The incident adds on to the already negative image that many have of Rousey and her team, the Glendale Fighting Club. Rousey's appearance as a head coach on The Ultimate Fighter 18 where she was opposite Miesha Tate drew significant ire for the attitude that her coaches had with Tate's coaches.

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Of particular ire during that series was Edmond Tarverdyan, Rousey's striking coach. At one point during the series he called out former UFC fighter, Dennis Hallman, who was acting a guest coach for Tate's team, for a fight on camera.

In the same series, Tarverdyan also heavily criticised Tate and her coach/boyfriend, Brian Caraway. With Watson though, the rumours will win them over no new fans and it may only be a matter of time before the full details come to light.

Rousey not fussed in the slightest

Despite the apparent issues her team had with Watson before UFC 184, that didn't stop Rousey from going out and executing her game plan - which worked perfectly. Usually Rousey will rush at the start to get control and as such, her opponent, Zingano, was ready to match that rush with a flying knee.

However, Rousey waited and Zingano kept going, even after hesitating and put herself in a position where judo expert Rousey could seize full control and finish her with an arm-bar. Since UFC 184, she's been announced for another film role and been blowing up on Google and social media search hits.

It seems as if Rousey is untouchable at the moment, both in and outside of the ring and it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon.

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