After ups and downs, Josh Burkman ready to take MMA by storm

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Josh Burkman (left) knocked out UFC vet Aaron Simpson in the first round at WSOF 2 in March.

Josh Burkman (left) knocked out UFC vet Aaron Simpson in the first round at WSOF 2 in March.

Burkman's great grandfather, Gene Pearce, was a professional boxer from 1937-1950.

Burkman's great grandfather, Gene Pearce, was a professional boxer from 1937-1950.

"I don't have to fight like these other guys and get all amped up," Burkman said. "I really believe I've found my own mellow style. I love to do this. It's in my blood. I'm doing what I'm supposed to do."