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Pancrase held their latest event today in Japan, headilned by veteran Keiichiro Yamamiya defeated Pancrase rising-star Ryo Kawamura by unanimous decision. Josh Barnett also was victorious in a catch-wrestling rules bout.

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Post #1   12/22/07 6:55:07PM   

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Kind of sad what Barnett has been reduced to....not even a fighter any more!

Post #2   12/22/07 8:16:40PM   

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So anyone who fights in Pancrase isn't a fighter?

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No, but it was not a fight it was a wrestling match.... he hasn't fought in a year!! I don't see him making it back into the UFC any time soon, and he can't even seem to get picked up for an MMA bout at all any more!!! Pride dissapeared and so did his career it seems.....sad!

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fedor does sambo, barnett does catch wrestling, karo does judo, practically all high level jj practitioners do abu dhabbi...

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Yeah, I know man. They use it as a part of their overall game. A lot of guys have something that they excell at, and use it to supplement their fight plans, i.e. Karo's Judo Throws....ect. HOWEVER THEY FIGHT!!! Josh has not in a year, and I just think that it is a shame that he can't land a fight....my god he is most definately one of the top 5 heavy weights in the world and he can't land a fight for a year!!! The pocket book MUST be feeling that!

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if the pocket book was hurting that bad then i think he would fight. im sure strikeforce or something like that will pay him to fight its just a matter if they will pay him what he is worth.

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Posted by jae_1833

Yeah, I know man. They use it as a part of their overall game. A lot of guys have something that they excell at, and use it to supplement their fight plans, i.e. Karo's Judo Throws....ect. HOWEVER THEY FIGHT!!! Josh has not in a year, and I just think that it is a shame that he can't land a fight....my god he is most definately one of the top 5 heavy weights in the world and he can't land a fight for a year!!! The pocket book MUST be feeling that!



no, im saying that fedor does his sambo tournament, karo participates in judo competitions, and JJ practitioners enter abu dabbhi...

why cant barnett do a catch wrestling match ?

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Posted by jae_1833

Yeah, I know man. They use it as a part of their overall game. A lot of guys have something that they excell at, and use it to supplement their fight plans, i.e. Karo's Judo Throws....ect. HOWEVER THEY FIGHT!!! Josh has not in a year, and I just think that it is a shame that he can't land a fight....my god he is most definately one of the top 5 heavy weights in the world and he can't land a fight for a year!!! The pocket book MUST be feeling that!




The reason barnett has not fought as he has stated many times is because he is not getting the offers he feels he deserves.

He knows what he is worth and he refuses to fight for chump change.

Also barnett has been heavily with involved trying to bring catch wrestling back to the notoriety it enjoyed post world war so its no wonder barnett is competing in catch only matches.

Expect to see josh in more of these matches, my only hope is that next time he will fight someone closer to his level, that said i doubt it as the plan seems to be to build barnett up as the modern day star of catch so i wouldnt invisage seeing him against anyone who can present a danger to him soon.

Who knows in years to come we may see barnett and noguiera square off again this time in a catch vs jiu jitsu match.

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Check out this picture from the match...

looks to me like barnett hit sato with a pro wrestling style arm triangle suplex!!

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Posted by jae_1833

Kind of sad what Barnett has been reduced to....not even a fighter any more!



I tried 10 different times to say something that wasnt insulting, but... no dice.

So, Ill just give it one of these for good measure, and move on...

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at the shitdog ms.paint rendition

Post #12   12/23/07 4:04:40PM   

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well i think that it is great that barnett is getting at least some sort of competition in 2007 although i wish it were a mma fight instead. barnett has dropped off of my rankings due to inactivity and i pains me that i had to do that. jae does have a point because barnett should focus more on getting a mma fight instead of a catch wrestling fight. barnett should really put the effort in finding a mma fight, i mean the opportunity is there, M-1 is looking for big names and i am sure Elite XC or Strikeforce would be more than happy to sign him. this catch wrestling bout does nothing more for me than remind me how barnett has not fought in 1 year.

Post #13   12/23/07 4:17:29PM