White on Barnett: 'It's about making a deal now'


Former Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett could be heading to the UFC, according to president Dana White.

The two have had their epic differences, but are on track for a return.

"We're talking to Josh Barnett right now," White said on Tuesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV. "Yes, we're open to bringing him into the UFC. It's about making a deal now."

Barnett too sounded positive, via Facebook.

"No, I am not in the UFC, yet," wrote the The Warmaster. "But I would love to be in the UFC fighting in the Octagon again being back on the mat where I won the heavyweight title 11 years ago. It's the biggest promotion, with the most exposure, and the best heavyweight division. Plus it's abundantly clear – it's where you guys want to see me fighting."

Assuming Barnett does sign with the UFC, who should be fight first?


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Mix6APlix site profile image  

1/31/13 12:56 PM by Mix6APlix

Lol at giving Barnett a PPV cut. Unless your name is Fedor, you should have to win a few before that comes into play.

BLACKBUDDAH site profile image  

1/31/13 10:35 AM by BLACKBUDDAH

Well forget that! I asked mitrione would he fight barnett on twitter and he replied. "Hes agood friend of mine, a mentor. I'd fight him over the last piece of some good sushi" Meathead is hilarious!

Carl Sonnen site profile image  

1/30/13 9:21 PM by Carl Sonnen

Glad to see Dana is being reasonable on this matter. Josh definitely belongs in the ufc.

BLACKBUDDAH site profile image  

1/30/13 6:28 PM by BLACKBUDDAH

Barnett vs MeatHead that would be epic prefight goodness!

hockey fighter site profile image  

1/30/13 6:11 PM by hockey fighter

I just hope EGOS stay in check with both Dana and Josh and hopefully they don't blow what could be potentially big paydays, big fights, and epic memories from what they produce!War Josh!!!

MMA Architect site profile image  

1/30/13 5:41 PM by MMA Architect

Hope a deal is made! Get him in the octagon w/ Nelson or Carwin.

Nick Fury site profile image  

1/30/13 4:57 PM by Nick Fury

The Warmaster is Coming! Hide your souls!!!

jdb2414 site profile image  

1/30/13 4:49 PM by jdb2414

Roy/VADA would be crying the entire time about Josh taking PED's. They wouldn't stop hounding him to take their test (to get more exposure for VADA). I think Josh should have to prove to everyone that he's clean, but I've heard a lot of bad things about VADA and their agenda.

CLINTK9 site profile image  

1/30/13 4:43 PM by CLINTK9

I like LW,WW,MW also.those should be the only 5 weight classes in the ufc!Man, I wish they would have just kept WEC going for the little guys.

RustyTrombone site profile image  

1/30/13 4:01 PM by RustyTrombone

In the words of Ric Flair, wooooooooooooo