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onip69 01-23-2013 05:12 PM

Dana White says Josh Barnett is 'probably' coming to the Octagon
 
Dana White says Josh Barnett is 'probably' coming to the Octagon

By Nate Wilcox on Jan 23, 3:52p 3


UFC president Dana White has not spoken with former Strikeforce Heavyweight Josh Barnett but he tells Mike Bohn that Barnett is "probably" headed for the UFC.


Former UFC Heavyweight champion Josh Barnett is the most high-profile "ronin" coming out of Strikeforce. He was not one of the 20-something fighters that was announced as heading to the UFC from the now defunct organization and many speculated that his high asking price (he made $250,000 for his final SF bout) and his infamous troubles with performance enhancing drugs and getting along with Zuffa made him an unlikely candidate for a return to the UFC.

That may have been premature.

Quote:

MMA Mania's Mike Bohn spoke to White at today's media scrum and Dana said, "I have not (spoken with Barnett). It's probably going to happen."
Exciting news for fans of the baby-faced assassin who has not fought in the UFC since defeating Randy Couture back in 2002. Barnett never fought for a title in his Pride tenure but he was consistently near the top of the division and he finished second in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2012.


http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/1/23...to-the-octagon

LL 01-23-2013 05:56 PM

Good, Barnett is a top Heavyweight and all the intriguing fights for him are in the UFC.

HitOrGetHit 01-23-2013 05:58 PM

He needs to come to the UFC. He would be an outstanding addition.

Hellboy 01-23-2013 07:10 PM

We might see Barnett - Mir. A fight that could have happened 10 years ago.

BrutalKO 01-23-2013 07:19 PM

...Ironically so is Cormier. I wonder if they will meet again? No matter--adding Barnett the the UFC HW roster is certainly a great addition provided his pisses clean. ( Maybe Josh & Alistair can both juice up and meet in the octagon)lol! Funny at that they may end up fighting each other since they never met in Strikeforce...

John8204 01-23-2013 07:21 PM

Geez I don't know what it is about today but everything coming out of Dana's mouth is so vague and noncommittal and loaded with subtext.

Dan Henderson is the top contender over Daniel Cormier.
Demetrius Johnson should be in the p4p discussion.
If Johny Hendricks wins impressively he'll get a title shot.

EVERLOST 01-23-2013 07:57 PM

He was at the damn UFC EXPO in Vegas for 148. Plus he loves Bolt Thrower and any guy that is a. Awesome. b. entertaining. and c. Loves metal is okay in my book.

Guy Incognito 01-23-2013 08:48 PM

Good. feed him Nelson.

Hellboy 01-23-2013 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Guy Incognito (Post 1721721)
Good. feed him Nelson.

How is Barnett going to slide over Roy's stomach to lock in an arm triangle?

deadmanshand 01-23-2013 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellboy (Post 1721745)
How is Barnett going to slide over Roy's stomach to lock in an arm triangle?

Slap the fat and ride the wave.


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