Burkman played two seasons of college football before he began his career in mixed martial arts. He spent his freshman season at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah but he missed half the season with an injury. Then he transferred to Dixie State College in St. George, Utah . His sophomore season (2001) was spectacular: he rushed for 1,439 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Rebels, earning JUCO All-American honors. His team won the Dixie Rotary Bowl; for his performance, Burkman earned a scholarship offer from the University of Utah . Ultimately, he decided to drop football and pursue mixed martial arts.
While people aren’t necessarily taking what Bisping is saying seriously, his accusations are corrosive to the community at large. For a professional athlete, they speak to the ignorance and unawareness that is sadly so pervasive in the sporting community at large. Regardless of him protesting and make a commotion, there is no sign of USADA reacting whatsoever to any of his statements. Rather than taking his word for it, assuming USADA were to actually take any of his claims seriously, they would be more apt to talk to Bisping’s training partner rather than give his claim of a magical, fast-acting steroids any merit.