White on Barnett: ‘It’s about making a deal now’

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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?