Helluva fight, Tom has serious stones, agree 100% with what Begbie said (I'm saving internet space by not quoting it again)
I will strongly disagree that Watson would have been cut. Unless he looked absolutely hopeless. Watson is a name in England because of the Alex Reid fight and the UFC has certainly give extra chances to British guys so they have them to full UK cards.
I'm not so sure about that at all? If he lost his first 2 fights I can definately see him getting cut and having to work his way back. Pretty sure the UFC doesn't keep many that lose their 1st 2 fights?
With regards to him being a name due to the Reid fight I disagree with this. He's been a top local fighter for years and casual MMA fans in england wuold've known who he is. Reid may well be the best known MMA fighter amongst the general public but for being a celeb and marrying a twat rather than for fighting!
The Watson/Reid fight got a ton of press. even over here in North America. There is no way that fight didn't help Watson's profile ten fold.
after today's spring cleaning, I am less confident in saying that Watson would still be with the UFC if he had lost last weekend.