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1/17/13 4:30 PM
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Today, Josh Barnett dispelled rumors that he had indeed signed a contract with the UFC after his profile had shown up on their official website, UFC.com:

But seriously, beyond my profile being up on UFC.com, I am not signed to the UFC. Sorry you guys all got your hopes up.

read official Twitter...


1/17/13 4:39 PM
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well hopefully things get worked out and we do see Barnett in the UFC.

1/17/13 4:45 PM
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1/17/13 4:58 PM
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well hopefully things get worked out and we do see Barnett in the UFC.

This. Mir should be the welcoming party. Phone Post

Nah, Mir is already welcoming Cormier, I am not interested in seeing him be the door man for everyone coming to the UFC when there are so many others that can make it intriguing. I wouldn't mind seeing someone like Rothwell welcome him into the UFC if he gets past Gonzaga. Or...............or we could go with a Nogeira rubber match. Maybe Struve? 

1/17/13 6:56 PM
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Mir's not subbing Barnett

If I'm Dana wanting to prove a point and disliking him, I'd give him someone that could beat him, start a losing streak to lower his ego/paycheck at the same time.  win/win/win for Dana.  JDS maybe.  Why load up guys he could steamroll?  Then you've got a bigger mouth, asking for more cash

 

1/17/13 7:28 PM
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I'm not really excited for Mir/Cormier. Mir/Barnett is a way better match up.
1/17/13 7:40 PM
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how about barnett vs gonzaga?
1/17/13 7:44 PM
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Barnett nog rubber match would be tits, but how bout war master vs hunt?
1/17/13 7:47 PM
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1/17/13 8:11 PM
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Barnett vs Kongo.


Oooo that's a good one
1/17/13 8:12 PM
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"Mir's not subbing Barnett"

Anyone who can tap Nog by breaking his arm in seconds can tap Barnett.

1/17/13 9:04 PM
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i think he beats Struve, but i do not think he will make a run for the title; as much as i love the way he fights.
1/17/13 9:11 PM
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Well hopefully that changes! Phone Post
1/17/13 11:41 PM
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Adding a top tier HW like Barnett gives them so many more top matchups and the division really needs it as its not as deep as other divisions.

I would give him a macthup or two to showcase his grappling like against MIR and NOG or even BIG COUNTRY, then throw him in with the heavy hitters like JDS, Carwin etc.
1/18/13 9:48 AM
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If they don't get this done the UG will riot...

Lets hope they see how badly we want to see him tested against the best.
1/18/13 9:51 AM
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Love to see him in the UFC. I can't see any reason why not.
1/18/13 10:00 AM
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Prob the 20th time I've said this about Josh, but make it happen Dana!
1/18/13 2:43 PM
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This leads me to believe there at least close. I think Barnett did take a paycut so he can prove that he can challenge almost all of the heavyweights in the UFC. And i think Zuffa also recognized that Barnett comes with his own fan demo. The warmaster,even at his tender age,is still one of the best out there and certainly one of the most entertaining fighters ever to grace the Octagon.

 

I love Cain but the heavyweight division of the UFC can use some of Barnett personality.

1/18/13 2:50 PM
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He was listed as The Babyfaced Assassin on UFC.com and not War Master I noticed.

Wonder if there are any legal implications so that he will have to legally change his name to War Master, similar to what War Machine had to do?
1/18/13 5:42 PM
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Just pay the man Dana. Phone Post
1/18/13 5:52 PM
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Get him a UFC fight! Phone Post
1/18/13 6:13 PM
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Would be first round sub. Phone Post

I don't know I'm sure Pat has been working his BJJ but I still think he's more likely to go for the KO
Josh would sub him easily and would go for the sub Phone Post
1/18/13 7:52 PM
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He needs to be in the UFC if the UFC really wants to claim to have the best fighters in the world at HW all infer one roof. Phone Post
1/18/13 7:52 PM
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1/18/13 8:01 PM
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Here's the pay for HBO Saturday

Dan Rafael ?@danrafaelespn

As per NYSAC, purses for Sat card: Salido 200K (+ much more via Mexico), Garcia 220K, Golovkin 350K, Rosado 150K, Martinez 125K, Burgos 50K

Really puts what MMA is paying out to shame, when you consider Josh Barnett a top 5 MMA Heavy of all time may not get 150k from the UFC.

Seriously 150k is too high for the UFC to pay the guy?

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