World Series of Fighting welterweight Josh Burkman had an impressive knockout victory last Saturday night in Las Vegas, but the talk around the fighter is what he tweeted on Thursday and what he told Fansided.com.
Burkman was asked a question from a fan about Jon Fitch getting the next title shot in the welterweight division. Burkman responded by saying he is not interested in the World Series of Fighting title and wants to be release due to a contract situation.
Former UFC and current Titan FC light heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes would jump into the conversation, and decided to bring up World Series of Fighting Executive Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz.
Following his tweets, Burkman spoke to Fansided.com about his situation and explained that it had to do with a contract situation. Burkman feels that he needs to stand up about the situation so it doesn’t happen to anyone else. After a couple of hours passed from when Burkman made his comments online, Abdel-Aziz addressed the situation on Twitter and gave his side to the story.
@MMAWorldSeries gave Josh Burkman 5 fights in 16 months, made more $ than any other fighter we have, bent over backwards for him. — Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) April 4, 2014
I don’t know why all this bashing all of a sudden about me and WSOF? It’s all good though. — Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) April 4, 2014
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo is currently in Japan on business and he responded to Burkman, who then responded to say he has nothing but love for him.
What is your take on this developing story with Burkman, Abdel-Aziz, Sefo, and the World Series of Fighting? Leave your comments below and they will be read on tomorrow’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast.”