Barnett to Askren: Go f--- yourself


Josh Barnett is recently returned to the UFC and Ben Askren is the long-term Bellator welterweight champion. For some reason or another, the two have starting beefing on Twitter over a positive drug test Barnett had in 2002, which Barnett of course to exception to:

"Love how the (UFC 164) Countdown show glanced over the fact (Josh) Barnett tested positive for 3 banned substances after Couture fight," Askren, Bellator's reigning welterweight champion, posted on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Not surprisingly, it didn't take long for Barnett to respond.

"Did I piss in your cheerios or something or do you just like the view from your high chair? Have fun in obscurity," Barnett wrote back.

"I won't even acknowledge VADA. They're entirely agenda driven and that agenda is NOT sport."

From there the conversation continued, with each man challenging the other and raising the stakes.

"I know it doesn't matter to you, but I can look at myself in the mirror and be ok with choices," Askren said. "In 20 years you will have a very hard time doing the same."

"Hardly," Barnett replied. "I lose no sleep at night in the least. You on the other hand have to judge & throw stones just to be relevant. ... It must feel terrible knowing that without casting insults my way nothing you say matters. You're nearly invisible. Rough life.

"Lastly, go f--k yourself you high & mighty prick. If you want to be famous just come run your mouth next time you see me," Barnett finished.

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Haulport site profile image  

9/1/13 6:12 PM by Haulport

Hey Brian,I don't think all the shit Josh has pulled with the roids is good at all, but Ben needs to not play these childish, unmanly games on twitter. It is beneath him, the sport and is not classy. If he is really disturbed by the rampant drug use in MMA, he should do interviews and approach the subject like an adult. Discuss the issues, bring a spot light on them and if he wants to name names, so be it. If you cheat you put yourself in that position.What he did do and has been doing is starting shit on twitter to increase his profile outside the cage like Chael and it is lame and without class.FYI: I have a friend whose son trains with you and I have heard nothing but spectacular things about you and your school. Good luck in the future!

Killa B 4eva site profile image  

8/31/13 6:06 PM by Killa B 4eva

RICKDOGG site profile image  

8/30/13 3:00 PM by RICKDOGG

WOW where did that come from? Next thing is gonna be you telling me you have black friends right? oh snap

RICKDOGG site profile image  

8/30/13 2:55 PM by RICKDOGG

No its the nobody gives a shit about you other than what amounts to a pimple on the worlds ass.Who cares if he was a great wrestler,that means nothing to me.He probably couldn't trade ALL of his amateur awards and even get a Happy meal back.Lets see what happens in the UFC

RICKDOGG site profile image  

8/30/13 2:43 PM by RICKDOGG

How are they the same? Didn't Barnett get punished for it? Last time I checked Vitor was allowed to use TRT, which seems a bit unfair. Askren is just a dick.I'd love to see him fight Hendricks so he could out wrestle him,then knock his ass out.

BTT-RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/30/13 10:57 AM by BTT-RyannVonDoom

Conspiracy theories? Here's one, a failed lw and ww who cant seem to get any traction on their careers use josh barnett's name to get themselves more exposure. How's that for a conspiracy fact? Here's the reality of affliction, they were so in debt from the promotion and trying to rival the ufc, they were offered a way out by zuffa and they used josh as the scape goat. Again, look up the definition of scape goat, you'll see a pic of josh there now.

bjjdna site profile image  

8/30/13 10:35 AM by bjjdna

MMA needs to be about determining the ultimate fighter, i.e., those with skill, heart, etc that have dedicated their lives and put in the countless hours of training to perfect their art form - WITHOUT CHEATING!!! All those that cheat and/or have cheated need called out and stripped of their Ws - with big dawg fines and penalties. Barnett does not deserve a W against Couture; Royce does not deserve a W against Sak, etc. That's the only way to lessen PED use in MMA.Major props to Ben for fighting clean and having the balls to call out the cheaters without giving a shit what others think.

Brian McLaughlin site profile image  

8/30/13 3:46 AM by Brian McLaughlin

The idiotic thing is that Daniel Cormier could have said exactly what Askren said and the masses would sing a different tune. "Oh snap, Black Fedor beat that ass and now pwns Barnett in tweet-ville" The merit of an argument is not decided by who can beat up whom, especially when one party is 80 pounds heavier and probably on steroids

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8/30/13 3:34 AM by Brian McLaughlin

While we're throwing out conspiracy theories can you tell me who shot Kennedy? Regardless of your decenting opinion about the fate of Affliction, the Fedor fight was scrapped because Josh took steroids and for that he was hated beyond measure, to believe otherwise is the height of ignorance.