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Oops! The UFC's listing for 'Athlete Relations Coordinator' is NOT for Burt Watson's position

The UFC recently parted ways with Burt Watson, and the position isn't on their job listings yet.

Ethan Miller

*Editorial Note*

Apparently, the job listing for "Athlete Relations Coordinator" is not the role that Burt Watson filled, despite the similarity in title and role. UFC representative, Dave Sholler alerted me to my mistake via Twitter. Sholler states that Watson's role was "Site Coordinator" and not fighter relations. When asked if they have a listing up for Watson's title, Dave replied with a simple, "no." and has not replied to further questions about creating a listing for that position. Bloody Elbow and I apologize for the error.

The exchange can be read HERE.

@CrooklynMMA that's not a job posting for that role, Stephie. Completely different job. Cc: @BloodyElbow

— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) March 21, 2015

@CrooklynMMA @BloodyElbow the role BW filled was site coordinator. Completely different job than the one you listed. Completely.

— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) March 21, 2015

@CrooklynMMA @BloodyElbow no.

— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) March 21, 2015

For those that previously surmised that Watson's verbal dispute was with Mr. Sholler, he has stated in a previous tweet that he was not the person in question:

@fraz1001 no. I haven't spoken to him since Thursday of 184 week.

— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) March 11, 2015

"We rollin!" was the signature catch-phrase former UFC player relations manager, Burt Watson was known for. Having worked for the organization for well over a decade, and endearing himself to fans across the globe, it came as no surprise that the company started giving him more spotlight over the last couple years, and he became one of the few behind-the scenes-employees that was featured prominently in the official videos, vlogs and most visibly, at the weigh-ins. Long-time commentator, Joe Rogan dubbed him the "babysitter to the stars" and Watson was even recognized for his long-standing service with the Fighter's Only Lifetime Achievement award this past January.

In an unfortunate turn of events stemming from a verbal altercation, Watson resigned his position amid a flurry of rumors. Speculation was rampant that he'd had a run-in with a fighter on the UFC 184 card, and the two names at the top of the list were current women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey and current middleweight staple, Mark Munoz. After several days, Watson confirmed that he did have an argument that led to his leaving the company, but it was with another staffer, not a fighter.

Now, the position Watson filled with such engaging panache, is officially open and available for qualified persons to apply for. The skills and experience criteria isn't as rigid as one might think, and the benefits package that comes with the position is a unique one, with surprise perks that would appeal to most fans. Are you interested in life, health, dental and vision insurance? 401K? How about an onsite gym with free health and nutrition classes? Do the words "free, Fight Pass subscription" get your motor running? Below is a rundown of the official particulars:

The Ultimate Opportunity:

Zuffa offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, supplemental life, short-term disability and 401(k) with a company match. Our Las Vegas office has an on-site gym with cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. We have a regular wellness calendar for employees featuring health and nutritional classes. The Las Vegas office participates annually in a citywide Corporate Challenge. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!

Strategy for Winning:

Our office consists of people who are passionate, dedicated and innovative people.  The Athlete Relations Coordinator assists the organization's Athlete Relations Team in collecting and organizing athlete sponsorship information, assisting with athlete agreements and forms, conducting research, drafting correspondence, preparing reports for regulatory authorities and daily interaction with athlete management teams.


1. Sends out and tracks sponsorship request, consent and release, and fighter trunk forms that must be submitted from every fighter for each Event.
2. Prepares all supporting documents for every UFC event including Purse and Incidental sheets and Fighter/Manager Contact Lists for use by the Athlete Relations and other departments within the company as needed. 
3. Coordinates with the Accounting Department concerning the legal status of individual and/or corporate paperwork for athletes. 
4. Prepares state required forms (Bout Agreements and Advance Notice/Bout Card) as required by each state. 
5. Assists with maintenance of spreadsheets, updating after every Event, when new fighters are added or terminated, when time is added to Agreements due to injury.  Assists with preparation and transmission of injury, clearance and termination letters.
6. Assists with preparation of redline and clean versions of various agreements when necessary and being responsible for follow through to completion of the task. 
7. Prepares correspondence and other clerical duties such as scanning, copying, distributing and filing as requested.
8. Creates spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and with various information and in coordination with various departments in order to facilitate the maintenance and distribution of this information.
9. Assists executives throughout the company with projects as required.
10. Assists in setting up and coordinating appointments and meetings.
11. Assists in maintaining calendars and schedules and assists assigned executives as requested to help them maintain their schedules throughout the day.
12. Prepares expense reports and credit card reconciliations for assigned executives.
13. Maintains electronic and hard copy filing systems and files paperwork accordingly.
14. Orders office supplies for Legal Department.
15. Sends Fed-Ex, UPS and US Mail for Legal department.

Skills & Experience:

1. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent related work experience.
2. Corporate or law office environment experience a plus.
3. Must be flexible and responsive to evolving and changing business environment.
4. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with individuals in all levels of the organization, but particularly with members of the highest level of the organization.
5. Outstanding organizational skills with excellent attention to detail.
6. Knowledge of legal and business terminology.
7. Ability to maintain discretion and confidential information.
8. Excellent proofreading and grammatical skills.
9. Advanced level skills with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook and ability to learn other computer software programs.

Zuffa, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What specifically interests you about this opportunity?
2. How does this opportunity meet you career goals?

Now you have to ask yourself, Do you wanna be a f*$#ing athlete relations coordinator?!?! If so, you can apply officially HERE.

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