While the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) could turn out to be nothing, the biggest news to come from them is the resurrection of Josh Burkman.
The ex-UFC fighter did okay when released in 2008. He fought on a regular basis though it was nothing special. It wasn’t enough for the UFC to take a double look at the welterweight.
Lucky for Burkman, the WSOF came along and he’s made the most of their exposure. As the promotion still continues to balance out, Burkman has become a quick attraction.
Burkman’s 3-0 for the WSOF with his debut being a decision over Gerald Harris. He’s continued to make a statement by stopping Aaron Simpson and Jon Fitch. It’s the win against Fitch that now has people talking since he was considered in the Top 10 of welterweights.
While Burkman has fought on all three WSOF cards, I think he misses the August and September shows as the promotion looks to place him into the welterweight title picture. There currently is no belt in place, but Burkman is easily a candidate.
A four person WSOF tournament sounds great, but their welterweight division isn’t huge. The biggest names they have fell to Burkman. The promotion needs to bring in at least two more names for a believable tournament.
A few more impressive wins by Burkman and he could land on the UFC roster.