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Former UFC Welterweight Fighter Josh Burkman Announces Retirement Following Loss

Following his loss at Legacy Fighting Alliance 66, Friday night against William Macário, former UFC welterweight, and MMA pioneer Josh Burkman announces his retirement from MMA competition.

After three rounds of fighting and the decision coming down to the judges, it was William Macário arm which was raised in victory via a split-decision over Burkman.

Josh Burkman, 39, began his pro mixed martial arts career back in 2003 in Utah when fought for Ultimate Combat Experience. After a stint with UCE, CFC and IFC, Burkman got his first run in the UFC in November 2005 where he defeated Sammy Morgan in his UFC debut. Josh Burkman would later have two stints in the UFC and a five-fight stint with World Series of Fighting.

Josh Burkman retires from MMA with a career record of 28-17 (1NC) with notable victories over Aaron Simpson, Jon Fitch and his most recent victory over K.J. Noons.

Hat’s off to “The Peoples Warrior”. Thank you, Josh Burkman.

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