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Josh Burkman: 'I'm not very happy with the WSOF and I've asked to be released'

Josh Burkman is unhappy with the way he has been treated by the World Series of Fighting. Fresh off of his scintillating first round KO victory over Tyler Stinson at WSOF 9, Burkman asked the promotion to release him from his contract.

In recent tweets, Burkman mentioned he feels he was wronged by WSOF:



FanSided reached out to Burkman for comment, and he explained his situation:

I have one fight left on my contract. I’m not very happy with the WSOF and I’ve asked to be released. I don’t feel it’s okay for a promotion to disregard a fighter’s contract or the fighter’s pay off a loss, but then try to fine tooth comb the same contract to hold onto a fighter off of a win. Contracts should be to take care of fighters and promotions. Not for promotions to take advantage of the fighter. I feel I need to stand up against WSOF while I can so it doesn’t happen to other fighters on the down side of things. I have no idea what the future holds until I resolve things with the WSOF.

Fansided will keep you updated as this story develops.

Tags: Bellator Jon Fitch Josh Burkman MMA Rousimar Palhares Steve Carl Tyler Stinson UFC WSOF WSOF 9

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