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UFC Brings Back Josh Burkman

Written by Tom Ngo
October 3rd, 2014
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Josh Burkman

Who says you can never go home again? On Friday, UFC president Dana White announced the re-signing of welterweight Josh Burkman (pictured).

As customary with MMA contracts, terms of Burkman’s deal were not disclosed.

Burkman emerged onto the UFC back in 2005 as a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter 2.” The 33-year-old posted a 5-5 mark inside the octagon before getting cut in 2008 after posting his third straight loss.

“The People’s Warrior” enjoyed a career resurgence after his UFC release, winning nine of his next 11 bouts.

Burkman had been competing for World Series of Fighting in his last five bouts. He was slated for a rubber match with Jon Fitch at WSOF 11, but an elbow injury forced Burkman out of the July event.

No word on why WSOF decided to cut Burkman loose, particularly since he just inked a three-fight contract extension with the promotion in September.

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