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1/30/13 9:56 AM
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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?


1/30/13 10:19 AM
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man that would be awesome! HW would be looking good!

Cain
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Comrier
Carwin
Bigfoot
Mir
Werdum
Hunt
Nelson
Browne
Gonzaga
Big Nog
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1/30/13 10:33 AM
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I'd laugh if he ends up not signing, don't blame him.
1/30/13 10:36 AM
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He should fight Overeem when he beats Silva Phone Post
1/30/13 10:52 AM
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junobeach - If they dont sign him they are idiots

He has the potential to be the HW Chael Sonnen but with more actual talent.


A guy like that in the most popular division, it's a no brainer. Sign him

Do you read? They want to sign him, and they're trying to make a deal. It all comes to if BARNETT agrees with the deal, damn bro.

12ers gonna 12!
1/30/13 10:57 AM
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junobeach - If they dont sign him they are idiots

He has the potential to be the HW Chael Sonnen but with more actual talent.


A guy like that in the most popular division, it's a no brainer. Sign him

Do you read? They want to sign him, and they're trying to make a deal. It all comes to if BARNETT agrees with the deal, damn bro.

12ers gonna 12!

ufc not being able to make a deal = lowballing someone

Barnett is not worth 250K i would give him at most 125K. Who cares if he has potential to be champ he also has potential to fail ANOTHER drug test which hurts him and he is 35
1/30/13 11:14 AM
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ImA2TimeLoser - I hope he doesn't expect 250,000 Phone Post
How do you know they wouldn't give it to him? Phone Post
1/30/13 11:19 AM
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Meh

1/30/13 11:44 AM
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Mir would be a great first fight.
1/30/13 1:07 PM
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ImA2TimeLoser - I hope he doesn't expect 250,000 Phone Post
How do you know they wouldn't give it to him? Phone Post
He's worth it, I'd buy his PPV's. Phone Post
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Fuck yea. I know the rumor is Nelson/Kongo, but I'd really rather see Nelson/Barnett.
1/30/13 1:59 PM
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I haven't bought a UFC for quite a while. Barnett is guy I'd like to watch fight again though.
1/30/13 2:05 PM
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I want Barnett vs Mir. There is nothing I want more. I've wanted to see this fight for YEARS.
1/30/13 2:17 PM
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Brian Davis - I want Barnett vs Mir. There is nothing I want more. I've wanted to see this fight for YEARS.
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1/30/13 2:19 PM
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why not barnett vs mir and dc vs big country?????

1/30/13 2:30 PM
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junobeach - 
Ligeia420 - 
junobeach - If they dont sign him they are idiots

He has the potential to be the HW Chael Sonnen but with more actual talent.


A guy like that in the most popular division, it's a no brainer. Sign him

Do you read? They want to sign him, and they're trying to make a deal. It all comes to if BARNETT agrees with the deal, damn bro.

12ers gonna 12!

ufc not being able to make a deal = lowballing someone

Barnett is not worth 250K i would give him at most 125K. Who cares if he has potential to be champ he also has potential to fail ANOTHER drug test which hurts him and he is 35
I know first hand his first failed test was not just Josh's mistake, they didn't know it was in the supplements.

No not really, look you wont see fighters over 30 fail a lot of drug tests anymore.

TRT is legal, rubber stamped and easy to manipulate. Phone Post
1/30/13 2:34 PM
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If Barnett is smart, which he is. He should be looking for PPV cut as opposed to purse money 125K plus a big win bonus plus a good PPV % could be worth a lot of $$$$ to the warmaster, especially with his persona and hype ability
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Pancake Syrup -
junobeach - 
Ligeia420 - 
junobeach - If they dont sign him they are idiots

He has the potential to be the HW Chael Sonnen but with more actual talent.


A guy like that in the most popular division, it's a no brainer. Sign him

Do you read? They want to sign him, and they're trying to make a deal. It all comes to if BARNETT agrees with the deal, damn bro.

12ers gonna 12!

ufc not being able to make a deal = lowballing someone

Barnett is not worth 250K i would give him at most 125K. Who cares if he has potential to be champ he also has potential to fail ANOTHER drug test which hurts him and he is 35
I know first hand his first failed test was not just Josh's mistake, they didn't know it was in the supplements.

No not really, look you wont see fighters over 30 fail a lot of drug tests anymore.

TRT is legal, rubber stamped and easy to manipulate. Phone Post

4 month old account. Has first hand knowledge of an unofficial drug test from over a decade ago. Seems legit.
1/30/13 2:44 PM
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I would love to see Barnett vs Nelson.

1/30/13 3:24 PM
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CLINTK9 - man that would be awesome! HW would be looking good!

Cain
JDS
Reem
Barnett
Comrier
Carwin
Bigfoot
Mir
Werdum
Hunt
Nelson
Browne
Gonzaga
Big Nog
Del Rosario
Duffee
Struve
Kongo
Miocic
Schaub
Barry
Rothwell
Russow
Lavar
De Fries

between this and the lhw division, i see no reason for any other divisions. lol at these midget weight classes.
1/30/13 3:32 PM
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Awesome! I'm excited to see Josh Barnett in the UFC! Phone Post
1/30/13 4:01 PM
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In the words of Ric Flair, wooooooooooooo Phone Post
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CLINTK9 - man that would be awesome! HW would be looking good!

Cain
JDS
Reem
Barnett
Comrier
Carwin
Bigfoot
Mir
Werdum
Hunt
Nelson
Browne
Gonzaga
Big Nog
Del Rosario
Duffee
Struve
Kongo
Miocic
Schaub
Barry
Rothwell
Russow
Lavar
De Fries

between this and the lhw division, i see no reason for any other divisions. lol at these midget weight classes.

I like LW,WW,MW also.

those should be the only 5 weight classes in the ufc!

Man, I wish they would have just kept WEC going for the little guys.
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I would love to see Barnett vs Nelson.


Roy/VADA would be crying the entire time about Josh taking PED's. They wouldn't stop hounding him to take their test (to get more exposure for VADA). I think Josh should have to prove to everyone that he's clean, but I've heard a lot of bad things about VADA and their agenda.
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Hope a deal is made! Get him in the octagon w/ Nelson or Carwin. Phone Post

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