It appears that welterweight competitor Josh Burkman's request for release has caused some serious managerial drama for World Series of Fighting.
Following the welterweight competitor's sudden change of heart in regards to competing in the organization, WSOF Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz took to twitter, where he proceeded to berate both Burkman as well as former UFC light-heavyweight competitor Vinny Magalhaes, who came to Burkman's defense.
This was then followed by WSOF President Ray Sefo, who stepped in to mend ties with Burkman by tweeting that "one individual's action doesn't speak for WSOF."
Watch the story unfold in tweets below:
I can't work on going anywhere else unless #WSOF releases me. If so, we will start fresh somewhere else...— Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) April 3, 2014
@VinnyMMA couldn't have said it better myself.— Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) April 3, 2014
I have nothing but love for you @SugarRaySefo you said if a fighter was unhappy you would release them. Guess it's not that simple my friend— Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) April 4, 2014
WSOF was mostly good 2 me n good 4 my career. I hope U continue 2 support them n there fighters. Many good people involved @MMAWorldSeries— Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) April 4, 2014
@MMAWorldSeries gave Josh Burkman 5 fights in 16 months, made more $ than any other fighter we have, bent over backwards for him.— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) April 4, 2014
I don't know why all this bashing all of a sudden about me and WSOF? It's all good though.— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) April 4, 2014
So Vinny took it upon himself to post his UFC contract:
— Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) April 4, 2014
@VinnyMMA Just called you but you didn't pick up. Who's the pussy now???— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) April 4, 2014