Barnett wants to 'wreck shop' in the UFC


Ronin. The Japanese term came to define a samurai with no lord or master. The word literally means “wave man” or a wanderer; someone who is adrift, socially speaking. For the past 16 years, perennial top 10 heavyweight Josh Barnett has been a fighter for hire with no specific ties to any one organization or even a particular region of the world. With no anchor in place and Strikeforce setting sail to the great beyond, MMA’s global fanbase is huddled together eager to see where “The Warmaster” will battle next.

In particular, will the well-traveled submission specialist return to the UFC’s Octagon?

“I think it would be fantastic,” affirms Barnett. “It would be a great place to fight and put myself up against these heavyweights, some of which are considered to be the best in the world. I would like to test that theory out because I don't think some of the praise that is put on these guys is not just inherited by the organization that they fight in. For me to go over there and wreck shop and rampage all over these guys would be a lot of fun for me personally and professionally. But that's not something that's entirely in my ability to make happen, so we'll see how things turn out. We'll see if the UFC wants the services of a mercenary like myself.”

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FightToLive site profile image  

1/13/13 7:32 AM by FightToLive

OMG his poor face! No better yet his poor Mom and Dad! Man I have kid's and would sure hate to see one of my boy's look like that!

newjack900 site profile image  

1/13/13 3:46 AM by newjack900

Don't be pist until its 100% - while I could see Cormier doing it for a shot at Jones, I don't see him going to 205 for any fight besides that (hes mentioned kidney & cutting probs previously). Both a JDS fight as well a matchup w Werdum would be great fights, hes also mentioned wanting to fight Mir in his UFC debut.

Gene Pitney site profile image  

1/13/13 2:53 AM by Gene Pitney

He NEEDS to be in the UFC. They really need to bolster their heavyweight division. Im still pissed off that Cormier has to cut.

aka_rtotheoh site profile image  

1/13/13 2:46 AM by aka_rtotheoh

Barnett = boring

newjack900 site profile image  

1/13/13 2:12 AM by newjack900

Outside of jds-cain-cormier & possibly overeem-werdum I don't see anybody being a big favorite over Barnett. There are plenty of great matchups to be had for him in the ufc.. not being a top 5 guy in the world is nothing to be ashamed of... & i would rank him just outside of top5 - I think he would do very well v the veterans (mir-nelson-nog 3) & as a measuring stick v the younger guys trying to make names for themselves. Do u see him not doing well as just a title contender or in general v the top 5-15 guys at hw ?

PrettyBoy site profile image  

1/12/13 9:21 PM by PrettyBoy

I don't see Barnett doing that well in UFC right now. I think WSOF might be a great fit for him.

Immaculata site profile image  

1/12/13 8:43 PM by Immaculata

Good luck tonight Josh, let's talk about the future tomorrow.

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1/12/13 8:30 PM by Mudderfaeg


WoodenPupa site profile image  

1/12/13 8:22 PM by WoodenPupa

I sincerely hope he wrecks at least part of the shop.

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1/12/13 8:15 PM by fightharder

Cannot wait.   Barnett in the UFC would be fucking awesome. Since there no real alternatives around (Bellator heavyweight division is rather underdeveloped) it  must happen.