Josh Burkman wasn’t feeling great when he left the UFC riding three straight losses and didn’t want to end his career on that note. Following some wins on the Indy scene and his latest run through the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), Burkman is back on track to becoming a known welterweight contender.
“I can walk away from competition in mixed martial arts and be happy with my career,” said Burkman to MMA Fighting. “If I would have had to do that after UFC or any point in my career before this I would have known that I didn’t give everything that I had. Now I’m doing that, and it’s bringing out the best in me, and I think that will help take me in the right direction for the next couple of years.”
For the WSOF, Burkman has fought on all three of their cards. In his debut for the promotion, Burkman earned the decision over Gerald Harris. He’s since finished Aaron Simpson and Jon Fitch in the first round. Since being let go by the UFC, Burkam is 8-1.
There’s no time frame for Burkman’s return to the WSOF, but there are rumors he will be involved in the naming of their first welterweight champion.