World Series of Fighting’s Josh Burkman is out for 6-8 weeks with a Mallet fracture in one if his fingers. Despite the injury, the welterweight fighter is hoping to fight for the WSOF welterweight strap this coming October. Burkman released the news via twitter.
Out 6-8 wks w a Mallet fracture 2 my finger… Lookin 2 make title fight happen Oct. Hopefully the brass @MMAWorldSeries make this happen.
— Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) June 24, 2013
A Mallet fracture is a combination of a broken finger and damaged tendon that usually results from jamming your finger. If Burkman follows the protocols he should have no permanent issues on his way back to the cage.
Burkman shocked the MMA world at WSOF 3, where he submitted Jon Fitch via guillotine choke. The submission loss was Fitch’s first since he lost his first career bout to Mike Pyle in 2002. Burkman has now won five straight fights.
WSOF currently has no fight card set for October, with WSOF 5 happening in September and no other cards planned after that date until December. That said, the promotion could still find a way to work around Burkman’s timetable to get him back in the cage once he is healed up and ready to go.