Josh Burkman Ready for World Series of Fighting Title Bout, Not So Sure About Jon Fitch


Josh BurkmanBefore Josh Burkman and Aaron Simpson set foot in the cage at World Series of Fighting 2 in Atlantic City, N.J., on Saturday night, WSOF president Ray Sefo promised the winner a fight against Jon Fitch at the promotion’s third event.

Fitch is the most high profile signing yet for World Series of Fighting. The perennial title contender recently received his walking papers from the UFC, but immediately jumped on board with the fledgling promotion.

A fight with Fitch would almost assuredly headline the upcoming fight card or at least be one of the featured bouts.

Burkman took care of business in Atlantic City, knocking Simpson out with a knee to the face just past the three-minute mark of their fight. The victory set him up with a shot at Fitch… only Burkman didn’t necessarily see that fight in the same light as WSOF officials.

There’s been talk about WSOF instituting title belts in its upcoming shows, possibly as soon as WSOF 3, which is slated for June 14 at an as yet unannounced location in Las Vegas and will once again be broadcast on NBC Sports.

Burkman believes he’s done enough to earn a shot in the promotion’s inaugural welterweight title bout, but doesn’t necessarily believe the same can be said of Fitch yet, even if he was often knocking on the door of a title shot during his UFC tenure. Perhaps Fitch should have to take another fight first and earn his shot at Burkman and the WSOF belt.

“I’m going to talk to them about it. I think I deserve a title shot,” Burkman said of a possible fight with Fitch after defeating Simpson. “I’ve beat (Gerald) Harris; I’ve beat (Aaron) Simpson. Those are two of the best outside of the UFC.

“I think I’ve earned my title spot. I think Jon Fitch needs to earn his spot and then we can fight for the title.”

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