Multiple sources have confirmed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that Josh Burkman was released by the UFC several weeks ago.
Burkman’s contract was not renewed by the UFC in November and now recent reports are stating that the relationship has been temporarily severed.
The Team Quest fighter put together a record of 5-5 during his time in the octagon, notching wins over Josh Neer, Drew Fickett and Forrest Petz in the process.
His most recent three consecutive losses to the likes of Mike Swick, Dustin Hazelett and Pete Sell were definitely the straw that broke the camel’s back as far as Burkman’s time with the UFC goes.
A well rounded fighter with strong wrestling and impressive striking, Burkman should have no problem finding work with an organization such as Strikeforce in the near future.