Posted by Poor_Franklin
always like Barnett. 26 finishes in 31 wins is not boring. always hated he got that rep
i got him over cormier any day
I always have loved him for what he represents. He is the heir to a tradition that goes way back to when professional wrestling was real and not entirely dissimilar to what mma is today. MMA fans should read up on guys like Frank Gotch, George Hackenschmidt, Stranger Lewis, Farmer Burns, and the like. It is interesting.
He is also a unique figure in MMA. There was a time when he was the next big thing a la Vitor Belfort. While neither has really ever reached those expectations, both have remained competitive far beyond when other fighters of those days have faded into history. With Josh Barnett there is some good and some bad, but I don't let the bad get to me