Josh Barnett returns to the UFC


The heavyweight division has traditionally been the driving force behind combat sports. And the greatest unsigned heavwyweight in Mixed Martial Arts, has just signed with the UFC, again.

USA TODAY Sports/ today confirmed with promotion officials that former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has signed a new multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to make his return to the octagon later this year. An official announcement is expected soon.

His return date and opponent have yet to be determined.

Earlier this year, Barnett and the UFC appeared close to signing a deal, but the talks stagnated and talks briefly dissolved. However, the two parties have now reached an agreement.

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5/23/13 3:37 PM by MrAntichrist

The gifs in this thread are pure gold

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5/23/13 10:55 AM by dabigguy

I think it's awesome but I'm betting he loses his 1st fight unless it is against Mir

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5/23/13 4:18 AM by FullyLoadedFists


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5/22/13 11:57 PM by RollHighAllDay

I'm so excited!

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5/22/13 9:01 PM by UGCTT_granite007

God Damnit.. Great news... Thank you.  

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5/22/13 8:59 PM by Reed Rothchild


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5/22/13 7:22 PM by Jaybrone

Bout damn time. It is about 5 years later than it should have been unfortunately.

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5/22/13 7:04 PM by tater145

I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than watch Barnett fight

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5/22/13 6:34 PM by newjack900

Awesome news! - I would rather see Overeem fight Barnett this August or Nelson fight Barnett w Stipe fighting Browne but wtf do I kno