White on Barnett: ‘It’s about making a deal now’
Former Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett could be heading to the UFC, according to president Dana White.
The two have had their epic differences, but are on track for a return.
“We’re talking to Josh Barnett right now,” White said on Tuesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV. “Yes, we’re open to bringing him into the UFC. It’s about making a deal now.”
Barnett too sounded positive, via Facebook.
“No, I am not in the UFC, yet,” wrote the The Warmaster. “But I would love to be in the UFC fighting in the Octagon again being back on the mat where I won the heavyweight title 11 years ago. It’s the biggest promotion, with the most exposure, and the best heavyweight division. Plus it’s abundantly clear – it’s where you guys want to see me fighting.”
Assuming Barnett does sign with the UFC, who should be fight first?