As previously reported, Burt Watson has left the UFC, sometime surrounding the recent UFC 184 PPV. However, no one seems exactly sure as to why. Initially fighters were told he was ill. Later, Mark Munoz fell under the cross hairs of suspicion, that some disagreement between him and Watson triggered Watson's exit. Munoz denied his part in any fallout between the promoter and their event coordinator.
Now a new story is emerging. Now it appears that a conflict between a member of Ronda Rousey's entourage and Watson may be the spark that ended with Watson leaving his job with the promotion. More to the point, reports are that Dana White sided with Team Rousey in the argument against Watson.
UPDATE regarding @BurtWatson4real. Burt got into an argument with a member of Ronda's entourage.— FrontRowBrian® (@FrontRowBrian) March 4, 2015
When Dana was made aware of argument between Burt &the member of Ronda's entourage, Dana sided with Team Rousey. Burt was insulted and quit— FrontRowBrian® (@FrontRowBrian) March 4, 2015
I was told by 1 source that Ronda is the only 1 they'd cross Burt for. Burt took a lot of pride in what he did &didn't like to be questioned— FrontRowBrian® (@FrontRowBrian) March 4, 2015
There was an "incident" of sorts with Munoz but it was a separate incident and not serious compared to argument with Team Rousey.— FrontRowBrian® (@FrontRowBrian) March 4, 2015
No doubt, more will come out on this story in the near future as it appears that one way or another Watson's exit from the UFC was not on the best terms.