Josh Barnett returns to the UFC

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The heavyweight division has traditionally been the driving force behind combat sports. And the greatest unsigned heavwyweight in Mixed Martial Arts, has just signed with the UFC, again.

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with promotion officials that former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has signed a new multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to make his return to the octagon later this year. An official announcement is expected soon.

His return date and opponent have yet to be determined.

Earlier this year, Barnett and the UFC appeared close to signing a deal, but the talks stagnated and talks briefly dissolved. However, the two parties have now reached an agreement.

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