From a distance, it would seem as if 2013 was a roller-coaster type of year for MMA welterweight Josh Burkman. The 33-year-old capped a five-fight win streak by choking former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch out in June and made the first leap into the top-10 rankings of his decade-long career.
In his next fight, however, Burkman would go on to lose via triangle choke submission to Steve Carl, and lost his chance at the first ever World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 170-pound championship. From a distance, it would seem as though the past year or so for Burkman has been an up-and-down ride of extremes.
However, up close, talking with Burkman while he sits in his Utah home watching his wife and baby son play outside, the fighter’s year and life look a whole lot different and more even-keel. His first-born and wife have left him inside to talk, he jokes, because “there’s too much testosterone in the room.”
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