Archive: josh burkman

Jun 24, 2015 12:58 pm

Patrick Cote vs. Josh Burkman added to UFC Fight Night 74

August’s UFC Fight Night 74 fight card continues to take shape, as officials recently announced that veteran welterweights Patrick Cote and Josh Burkman will square off at the event. Patrick “The Predator” Cote (21-9 MMA) was most recently seen in action at April’s UFC 186 event, where he scored a unanimous decision win over Joe...

Nov 19, 2014 9:55 am

Lombard on Burkman fight: “It is what it is”

Hector Lombard is currently gearing up for his UFC 182 bout against Josh Burkman, however despite being thrilled to return to the Octagon after nearly a year-long layoff, ‘Showeather’ wishes he was fighting someone higher in the welterweight rankings. He spoke to MMAJunkie. “I wish I could fight a higher (ranked) opponent,” “But it is...

Oct 7, 2014 9:59 am

Josh Burkman & Ben Askren Engage In Twitter Beef

Ben Askren is offended! The OneFC champ is piping mad over the recent UFC signing of Josh Burkman, and his booking opposite Hector Lombard. Check it: Get beat up by Steve Carl then get to fight the #3 guy in the world. Makes perfect sense #ufclogic — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 3, 2014 If you...

Oct 5, 2014 4:24 pm

Did Josh Burkman Throw His WSOF Title Fight?

Following his release from the UFC in 2008, Josh Burkman went on a 3-fight win streak. Burkman then lost to Jordan Mein in 2011, and then went on a 5-fight win streak, with 3 of his wins coming under the WSOF banner. Burkman then had his win streak snapped by Steve Carl for the WSOF...


Jul 14, 2014 8:41 am

QUICK TWITT | Josh Burkman Engages In Twitter Beef With Fight Fans

WSOF welterweight champion Josh Burkman got into a back and forth battle of words with a Twitter user yesterday. Check out the series of Tweets below: [email protected]: Tarec Saffiedine wants Rory MacDonald: 'I know I can beat that guy' #MMA #UFC” I will beat both of them. — Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) July 12, 2014 I...

Apr 4, 2014 5:12 pm

Update: Burkman stays with WSOF, fights winner of Palhares vs. Fitch

Earlier today, Josh Burkman (27-10 MMA) and his WSOF employers had a very public dispute on twitter, which stemmed from the welterweights request to be released from his contract with the promotion. Now, it appears that “The People’s Warrior” will remain with ‘World Series of Fighting’ and will soon fight for the organizations welterweight title.  “I’m happy to tell you that we spoke with Josh Burkman, and...

Apr 4, 2014 9:37 am

Things Get Real-Nasty On Twitter Between WSOF, Burkman & Magalhaes

Yesterday we learned that WSOF welterweight fighter, Josh Burkman, was unhappy with his employer, and as a result, is requesting a release from his fighting contract. That was only the beginning.   Retweeted by Joshua Burkman: [email protected] [email protected] the [email protected] didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair [email protected] •WSOF foreshadowing… Contracts should be honored at...

Apr 4, 2014 7:41 am

Josh Burkman has Requested a Release From WSOF

Josh Burkman, one of the top welterweights in the World Series of Fighting, is apparently having issues with the promotion. Yesterday, Burkman took to twitter, saying: “I can’t work on going anywhere else unless #WSOF releases me. If so, we will start fresh somewhere else…” He clarified the statement in a brief interview with Fansided,...

Nov 26, 2013 8:05 am

Controversial Rousimar Palhares Signs With World Series Of Fighting

Rousimar Palhares, who was recently cast out of the UFC roster, has been signed by the World Series Of Fighting (WSOF). Palhares has seemed to have a problem with holding submissions after his opponents tap. A recent fight against Mike Pierce, where Palhares held an ankle lock after Pierce tapped, made the UFC decide to...

Oct 25, 2013 11:16 am

World Series Of Fighting Unveils Their First Championship Belt

On Saturday night, World Series of Fighting crowns its first-ever champion, and today the promotion revealed the prize for which they’ll be competing. Custom-designed by A.J. LaFons, the World Series of Fighting championship belt features more than 43 carats of genuine ruby, diamond, emerald, sapphire and red garnet and weighs in at a total of...

Sep 16, 2013 7:22 am

Jon Fitch vs. Marcelo Alfaya Verbally Agree to WSOF 6 Bout

Jon Fitch (25-6-1, 1 NC) has a confirmed date for his return to the WSOF cage. According to MMAFighting.com, the WSOF Executive Vice President, Ali Abdel-Aziz, Fitch has verbally agreed to take on WSOF newcomer Marcelo Alfaya (15-6, 1 NC) at the WSOF 6 show in Florida. The bout will take place on the main...

Jul 17, 2013 2:46 pm

Jon Fitch: “I Think I Have 15 Fights Left in Me”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jon Fitch has been in the sport of MMA for a long, long time. Just about 12 years to be more exact. And he’s been fighting at the top level of competition for the majority of that time. He recently ventured away from his longtime home of the UFC and looked to...

Jun 25, 2013 10:18 am

Nevada Athletic Commission Clears All WSOF3 Fighters’ Drug Tests

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA All drug tests from the World Series of Fighting’s latest event, WSOF3, came back negative, reported the Nevada Athletic Commission. Executive Director of the commission, Keith Kizer, released the results of the tests on Monday.  All 18 fighters from WSOF3 submitted to testing for performance-enhancing drugs with a screening for other...

Jun 18, 2013 1:00 pm

World Series of Fighting 3 Medical Suspensions: Burkman Tops List

Josh Burkman took revenge last Friday as he dispatched perennial UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch in just 41-seconds. Burkman came in to this fight off of a first round knockout of Aaron Simpson and extended his win streak in the WSOF to 3, the most by any welterweight in the promotion. As for his method,...

Jun 15, 2013 1:36 am

WSOF 3 Main Card Recap: Josh Burkman Puts Jon Fitch to Sleep in Under A Minute

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Last night was a success for NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting as it’s WSOF 3 event showcased some pretty exciting, entertaining fights. Although the event had to battle through some difficulties with injuries prior to Friday night (June 14th) the main card on NBC Sports Network delivered. The...