UFC Quick Quote: Josh Burkman to retire … maybe

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4/9/08 8:00:51PM

“No more decisions. I’m going to do everything I possibly can to make sure this fight doesn’t go to a decision. I’ll even retire if it does go to a decision. I can’t have them anymore…. After this fight nobody will talk about my wrestling background anymore, because I’m not even going to try to clinch. I’m not even going to try to go to the ground. I’m going to try and knock this dude out. So much for not giving away a gameplan … there’s my gameplan.”


Josh Burkman jokes (I think) with MMAWeekly.com that he will retire if his upcoming welterweight fight with Dustin Hazelett at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale on June 21 goes to a decision. “The People’s Warrior” has had his last five fights go to the judges scorecards and he’s dropped two of them (Mike Swick and Karo Parisyan). He narrowly won a split decision over Forrest Petz during that span.

4/9/08 8:06:05PM
I agree, it won't go to a decision. It'll go to a triangle.
4/9/08 8:07:15PM
Wait a minute...he swings for the fences with damn near every punch he throws anyway, so what will be different?
4/9/08 8:07:48PM
Yeah a triangle to dustin. UFC WW talent has passed by burkman he needs to go to WEC or another organization. where he could have more success
4/9/08 8:11:23PM

Posted by Svartorm

I agree, it won't go to a decision. It'll go to a triangle.

Its a big possibility that it could happen, but with Burkman saying he wont take it to the ground, i doubt hazlett has good enough wresteling to take it to the ground, still though, standing Hazlett is no fish out of water, he seems to be alot more technical, dont know if he has the power to get the KO, but i'll go with a decision win for him. But if Burkman realizes he is loosing the fight, he might go on instinct and take it to the ground, and that could prove to be a bad decision IMO.
4/9/08 8:17:12PM
If he heads in to this fight with that mind set he very well could get knocked out.
4/10/08 11:25:27PM
I couldn't have said it better
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