White still undecided on Barnett

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com

It’s no secret that Barnett and UFC President Dana White have had a tumultuous relationship in the past, and as of right now there’s no word on if the former UFC heavyweight champion will get a second shot at fighting in the promotion or not.

“I don’t know, we’ll find out soon though. We’ll see,” White said about Barnett’s future.

While they don’t necessarily have to be best friends to work together, White is still unsure that he’s willing to bring Barnett into the organization after January.

"What I said was true, the fact that (Daniel Cormier) beat Josh Barnett, that really means something, that’s a big deal,” White said.

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Victor Parlati site profile image  

1/3/13 4:15 PM by Victor Parlati

Dana White: PUT YOUR EGO ASIDE ON THIS ONE. Josh Barnett is not the fighter he once was - but he's STILL good enough to beat just about any heavyweight on any given night. He's too big, too tough, too mean, and too skilled to count him out of anything.And he knows how to make just about every fight he has an exciting fight that almost always goes to a decisive finish - and not to some split decision.And his catch wrestling skills usually means that when it goes to the ground - this is going to be one helluva fight. No pulling guard or lay and pray boredom in a Barnett fight. Not from him or from his opponent - because he'll make them pay if they try any of that.And he's tough enough to stand and bang with the best of them.YOU NEED HIM IN THE UFC HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION, DANA.Make it happen.

StratTone site profile image  

1/3/13 10:35 AM by StratTone

This is a big factor that can't be overlooked. I would love to see Josh in the UFC again but understand why they might be hesitant.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

1/3/13 3:40 AM by MMALOGIC

barnett gets beween 150k to 200k a fight.  I think he's worth it for zuffa to bolster it's HW division. JDS needs an opponent.  and there are lots of fun fights with guys like mir, big nog, roy nelson, etc..

easedel site profile image  

1/3/13 3:28 AM by easedel

Got people coming off suspensions getting possible title shots & contender shots. Possibly have Cyborg coming into the UFC for a title shot at Rousey...but Josh isn't in yet when the HW div could always use more fighters. Makes no sense.

BendosBaptisedBitch site profile image  

1/2/13 3:57 PM by BendosBaptisedBitch

do it BBF

MartialArtsMixed site profile image  

1/2/13 2:25 PM by MartialArtsMixed

Sign the man already!!!

Media Monster site profile image  

1/2/13 1:48 PM by Media Monster

wow - nice If Reem beats Bigfoot, I'd like to see the final SFHW tournament fight that never was.    

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1/2/13 1:33 PM by AokiShinyaFan

made this yesterday, when i saw the article on ug http://i47.tinypic.com/16iw4go.jpg

Heel Hooker site profile image  

1/2/13 12:53 PM by Heel Hooker

I'm a fan of Barnett but if I was a promoter would I want to risk money promoting him after his past "mistakes"?It's not like he's even been one of the ose guys who said sorry or I was injured etc.I don't think he has the drawing the power to make the risk worth it, but I'm pretty cheap maybe Dana can afford it.