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View Poll Results: Considering the history is do you think Barnett should be called a former UFC champ?

Yes, he did win the belt. 19 43.18%
Hell No!! Cheaters shouldn't be recognized. 22 50.00%
Who? 3 6.82%
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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U guys are crazy that said "Hell No!! Cheaters shouldn't be recognized"...u guys know tim slyvia,vitor,big foot silva,leben,baroni, and even shrek has took roids. u guys still love those fighters. We don't know who is on roids, but i can tell u that a majority of fighters are on roids.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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U guys are crazy that said "Hell No!! Cheaters shouldn't be recognized"...u guys know tim slyvia,vitor,big foot silva,leben,baroni, and even shrek has took roids. u guys still love those fighters. We don't know who is on roids, but i can tell u that a majority of fighters are on roids.
I don't love any of those fighters.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I wouldn't call him that never!

That would be like saying Chael won the Championship even though he was completely juiced.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'd say yes he should be known as such. He defeated the champion in order to become the champion. The fact that he took an illegal advantage to help him do so (which most are doing also they just arent stupid enough to get caught) does not erase the fact that he DID BEAT THE CHAMPION.

Though numerous ***** should be put next to it, he is still a former UFC Champion.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Considering he failed the drug test and was stripped of the title do you think its fair he is considered a former champion because personally I fail to see him as such.
As far as the drug tests go, What I have to say would be considered a conspiracy so I wont say it.

Barnett talked to Jim about it and I talked to Jim, all Im willing to say is there is a lot more going on behind the scenes, I dont have a problem with Barnett because if Jim trusts his explanation I will too, not that I expect anyone here to do the same.

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I wouldn't call him that never!

That would be like saying Chael won the Championship even though he was completely juiced.
I seem to remember Chael getting the life choked out of him just before he tapped to Silva or are you talking about something even more obscure and unrelated?
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I seem to remember Chael getting the life choked out of him just before he tapped to Silva or are you talking about something even more obscure and unrelated?
You cannot figure out the context here are you for real?
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I voted yes. He won the title. Simple as.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Royce Gracie - tested pos
Ken Shamrock - lifetime juicer
Mark Coleman - juice monster
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Ricco Rodriguez - tested pos for cocaine
Tim Silvia - tested pos for steroids
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Someone please explain to this old dummy why Josh should not be included with these great men.
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Royce Gracie - tested pos
Ken Shamrock - lifetime juicer
Mark Coleman - juice monster
Bas Rutten - admitted to injecting pain killers in the locker room before fights
Kevin Randleman - juice monster
Ricco Rodriguez - tested pos for cocaine
Tim Silvia - tested pos for steroids
Frank Mir - never caught
Brock Leznar - ???
Shane carwin - caught buying steroids


Someone please explain to this old dummy why Josh should not be included with these great men.
You have a point there Sir

but I would still refused to call Chael Champion.
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U guys are crazy that said "Hell No!! Cheaters shouldn't be recognized"...u guys know tim slyvia,vitor,big foot silva,leben,baroni, and even shrek has took roids. u guys still love those fighters. We don't know who is on roids, but i can tell u that a majority of fighters are on roids.
Some of those guys were champions and tested positive but Barnett is the only one who tested positive for the fight he won the belt and was immediately stripped of his belt.
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