Burt Watson is a former site coordinator for the UFC and several years after being let go by the organization, has now decided to start his own MMA promotion.
That’s because Burt Watson Promotions will hold their debut event this June with “We Rolllnnn MMA” and Watson’s goal is to bring a world class product to the fans.
“I want to give fans a world-class product, and preparing each fighter for the bright lights of the next level is what I do,” Watson said in a press release (via MMA Junkie). “The combination of competitive fights and great fan support is the only way to get that done, and I’m excited to start this new chapter.”
Watson’s biggest goal with his new promotion is to give up and coming MMA fighters a spotlight to prove what they can do.
The former UFC staffer hopes that he can show the potential future stars of the sport what it takes to compete on the highest level.
“Every fighter started somewhere, and every champion was once a prospect,” Watson said. “My goal with Burt Watson Promotions is to introduce these future superstars to the public, and with my years of experience, show them what it takes to compete on the highest level of the sport.”
There are no broadcast plans or fights announced for the show right now and that debut event is slated for June 15.