Josh Barnett to Wrestle in Japan

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emfleek
7/28/09 11:23:16AM
Josh Barnett's MMA career may be on brief hold, but his pro wrestling one isn't. "The Baby-Faced Assassin," very much in the news these days after it was announced last week that he tested positive for an anabolic steroid, which led to Affliction Entertainment canceling its upcoming event, will wrestle on Aug. 9 for Inoki Genome Federation in Japan. Barnett's manager, Shannon Hooper, confirmed the news with FanHouse on Tuesday

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rcg916
7/28/09 12:07:56PM
He is too much of a household name over in Japan for this to affect his international value... Here, stateside, that is a different story...
KaibaThedon
7/28/09 12:29:57PM
LOL straight up trade, give MMA Brock Lesnar, and give Wrestling Barnett.
Aleks_Smash
7/28/09 12:50:30PM
Josh is and always will be a MMA hall of Famer. That said, i dont think he did anything wrong, who wouldnt use steroids when they are fighting Fedor? lol, im glad he is moving on with his life. F- NSAC.
rcg916
7/28/09 12:55:36PM
Barnett is, and always has been one of my favorite fighters to watch... But now we know why he stayed in Japan mostly... A track record like this doesnt lie.
StorminYourman
7/28/09 3:09:49PM

Posted by Aleks_Smash

Josh is and always will be a MMA hall of Famer. That said, i dont think he did anything wrong, who wouldnt use steroids when they are fighting Fedor? lol, im glad he is moving on with his life. F- NSAC.



1-Steroids is cheating,cheating is wrong.Using them gives an unfair advantage to the user
2- Barnett claims he and Fedor are friends.Cheating a friend is even more wrong IMHO

As a guy who got caught 3 times his image will be tarnished forever.
Lethal
7/28/09 3:59:44PM
I hate people making excuses for the guy. I'm from Seattle and live close to where Barnett wrestled in high school. If anyone wanted to see him do well, it was definitely me.

BUT...that does not change the fact that he's a cheater. Not just a cheater, but a cheater MORE THAN ONCE. And these are only the times where he's been CAUGHT. For all we know he was roided his whole career in Japan.

Anyways, enough with the double standard stuff. Nearly everybody jumped on Sherk for his use and some people still talk about it. Josh uses it and people are making him out to be a victim.
KingCreep
7/28/09 7:00:57PM

Posted by StorminYourman


Posted by Aleks_Smash

Josh is and always will be a MMA hall of Famer. That said, i dont think he did anything wrong, who wouldnt use steroids when they are fighting Fedor? lol, im glad he is moving on with his life. F- NSAC.



1-Steroids is cheating,cheating is wrong.Using them gives an unfair advantage to the user
2- Barnett claims he and Fedor are friends.Cheating a friend is even more wrong IMHO

As a guy who got caught 3 times his image will be tarnished forever.



i agree, the has no place in any MMA hall of fame, i've never liked the guy, he's boring and a cheater, end of story.

roids or no roids, you had no chance against fedor. good luck in japan, we don't need you here.
prozacnation1978
7/28/09 7:11:50PM
he could be the ken shamrock of japan wrestling if i were josh i would stay in japan for awhile
telnights
7/28/09 8:12:05PM
It hasn't gotten real bad yet but lets keep the naming calling down. You can make your point in other ways. Now with that said!

I don't think Josh should be in the hall of fame at all and at this point I'm thinking of removing him from my top 10 HW rankings. Once maybe even twice but 3 times its clear he isn't going to stop and doesn't care about cheating. As much as some may sugarcoat it, taking roid's is cheating. So now a lot of people are left to think he has been doing this his hole career. So how can we put a cheater in the HOF. Now some will make excuses for him and say stuff like maybe it was in his supplements. Well if it was he should have learned the first time and knew which ones are safe and which ones are not. This info can be easily found out and some fighters even have theirs tested before hand to make sure they are safe.

Whats sad is that Josh has chose to go down this road. Now instead of being remembered as one of the great HWs he will be remembered as the guy that cheated to win the UFC HW title and ruined what could have been a great fight. All because he chose to cheat....

The other thing is him going over to Japan wrestling just hurts it image even more.
cowcatcher
7/28/09 8:25:58PM
on top of whats been said, hes been silent aside from a myspace post and the longer he keeps mum the worse he looks. apologize to the fans, affliction, fedor, and the rest of the fighters ASAP josh because you owe all of them at least that much. the guy is supposed to be a real man and a tough guy, its time to prove that by swallowing his pride and taking his licks like a real man would.
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