Josh Burkman was released by the UFC in 2008 and remained low-profile while still remaining active. After going 5-1 in his post-UFC run, Burkman was signed by the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and he’s becoming the focus of the company.
With three wins for the WSOF, which includes a 41 second guillotine choke of Jon Fitch in June, he’s in the title picture. While WSOF might be doing wonders for Burkman, it’s a stepping stone to bigger days.
“World Series of Fighting isn’t the biggest stage in the world, but I’m going to be able to prove that I can compete with anybody on that stage,” said Burkman on Darce Side Radio. “I won’t stop short of being the best I can be and by the end of that, I think I will be the best welterweight in the world.”
The 20-3 Steve Carl will be opposite Burkman to crown the inaugural welterweight champion. Carl has submitted his last six fights in the first round with a pair out of the WSOF.
They headline WSOF 6 on October 26. It’s from the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, FL.