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.