White: Plan was Barnett vs. Dos Santos

source: mmamania.com
 

According to UFC President Dana White, a match up between the two former heavyweight kingpins was in the works for Barnett's first UFC fight in over 10 years, but it all went out the window when "The Warmaster" decided he didn't want to commit to an exclusive UFC contract.

While some may conjure the story as Barnett was unwilling to sign with the UFC because a match up with "Cigano" doesn't appeal to him, White wants to quickly dismiss that notion.

"I'm sure Josh Barnett wouldn't care (who he fought)," White said in a media scrum (watch it here) following the UFC on FUEL TV 7 post-fight press conference in London. "Josh Barnett is a fly by the seat of his pants kind of guy, he does his own thing, beats to his own (expletive) drum. Josh Barnett's never been a guy to say I don't want to fight this guy or I won't fight that guy. He's not that type of person."

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Affliction Blackbelt site profile image  

2/20/13 8:09 AM by Affliction Blackbelt

Yeah just like Mir took JDS down and subbed him in the second....oh wait. JDS would have smashed Barnett. UFC is a whole other animal.

TuLegit site profile image  

2/18/13 4:03 PM by TuLegit

I think josh would've won. Shame. Josh vs overeem would be cool too

Chaelismyhero site profile image  

2/18/13 3:24 PM by Chaelismyhero

Josh would of beat JDS by submission.

dermotfix site profile image  

2/18/13 3:20 PM by dermotfix

Lucky for JDS. I heard Josh hates gypsies.

UGCKIRTT_SonofJockstrap site profile image  

2/18/13 5:17 AM by UGCKIRTT_SonofJockstrap

It could possibly be wanting to defend his King of Pancrase title since they're trying to put together a show, who really knows besides Josh though. As long as he ends up somewhere I can see him fight I'll be happy.

mofomike site profile image  

2/18/13 3:20 AM by mofomike

Would not want to be the next guy to face JDS.

FullyLoadedFists site profile image  

2/18/13 3:04 AM by FullyLoadedFists

Josh would win via superior Conditioning and Grappling.

joe k site profile image  

2/18/13 2:36 AM by joe k

Didn't Josh say that the money offer was all good but that there was a clause in the contract that he couldn't accept.What could that be? Pro-Wrestling?

Malachy Friedman site profile image  

2/17/13 7:00 PM by Malachy Friedman

josh would have taken jds down and submitted him in 2nd

Toquinho site profile image  

2/17/13 6:45 AM by Toquinho

I think dana didnt hear it correctly ang thought the interviewer mentioned jds but he didnt. Favt is josh is not signed (yet) and jds fights reem in may (contracts are signed)