Barnett: When it's my time to go, I'll know


The secret to a long life,
Is knowing when it's time to go
-MIchelle Shocked

Josh Barnett, 36, appeared recently on The MMA Hour, and was asked how many fights he has left.

"I can't put a real number on it, because I won't know until that time comes," said Barnett as transcribed by Dave Doyle for MMAFighting. "But I know that when it does, that's it, I'll have used up every aspect I have in terms of my athletic window. I can act, I can do other things, but once your athletic window is done there's no returning to fighting."

"Big Nog and me are two different types of fighters. Nogueira lived by his chin, he wasn't afraid to take a lot of punishment in order to dish out a whole lot of punishment. Personally, I know I can take a really big shot. I'd rather not. ... Nogueira is still a fantastic grappler and a good athlete, I know he's got decent boxing skills, but he hasn't necessarily been good about making the transition to not taking it on the chin. Chuck was known for taking one, taking two, three, four to give one, and eventually that caught up with him. Fighters have to be a lot more judicious about the way they fight. Once you start losing your chin, you can't fight that way any more. It just doesn't work."

"All fights interest me. Punching people in the face and watching them cry for their momma always interests me. ... I'm sure the opportunities will present themselves easily enough. There's plenty of heavyweights out there that could use a good ass kicking, and there's plenty who would like to see me do it."

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suspiciouslyofficial site profile image  

5/4/14 10:59 PM by suspiciouslyofficial

"If giving a shit was something that was important I think I missed that lesson." - Josh Barnett

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

5/4/14 10:53 PM by RyannVonDoom

He just had knee surgery.

CaptChaos site profile image  

5/4/14 10:50 PM by CaptChaos

Barnett was never blessed with great physical gifts or athleticism but he has always been a top HW. I think he's an overachiever. He disappeared after the Travis Browne fight. I'd like to see him in there with someone soon.

QuadAces site profile image  

5/4/14 10:35 PM by QuadAces

Barnett would likely unleash a verbal barrage that would leave Princess021 curled up in a fetal position, sobbing in a puddle of his own piss.

Delorian site profile image  

5/4/14 9:58 PM by Delorian

Barnett would chicken wing armlock that 14'er fuck.

sosy1325 site profile image  

5/4/14 9:50 PM by sosy1325

Still one of the best guys to do an interview with.

Sadyv site profile image  

5/4/14 9:45 PM by Sadyv

Probably nothing because Barnett isn't a criminal thug who beat up a guy for saying something honest but mean spirited.

Delorian site profile image  

5/4/14 9:05 PM by Delorian

Say that to his face and not online, see what happens.

Lanceness021 site profile image  

5/4/14 8:01 PM by Lanceness021

He looked ready to go based off that pic of him that was posted earlier today. Dude made Bill Gates look ripped.

Malvert the Janitor site profile image  

5/4/14 7:54 PM by Malvert the Janitor

Never lacked confidence.