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Can Josh Barnett Be Famous in America?

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Tom Atencio, vice president for Affliction, recognizes that Barnett has beaten a number of MMA superstars, yet remains anonymous to the new generation of MMA fans because of fighting in Asia the last few years.



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Post #1   7/11/08 10:55:23PM   

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I hope Josh does get the recognition he deserves. He's a top ranked fighter and has been over looked for the most part as far as I'm concerned.

Post #2   7/11/08 11:09:18PM   

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if he was in the UFC, no doubt that he would become one of the most popular fighters in the UFC. But I believe the UFC's supermarketing machine is the only one capable of doing this, dont think any other promotion can make him a star, unless he signs with Elite and appears on CBS.

Post #3   7/11/08 11:12:19PM   

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I love him. I think he deserves way more respect than he gets. But even when the mainstream re-find out about him... He left the country immediately after failing a roids test (regardless of what you think of that test). That LOOKS (to the average guy) like he ran to keep doing roids. It's gonna take a bit for him to get recognized in the states as a top guy, unfortunately.

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Josh who?

Post #5   7/11/08 11:29:45PM   

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well if dana white would have signed barnett then he would be famous in america and would prolly be the #2 or 3 guy in HW or the champ.

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The pro-wrestling probably doesent help him.

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If you dont know who Josh Barnett is YOU are not a mma fan!, YOU are a UFC fan! Plain and simple

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Posted by Lockfrow

The pro-wrestling probably doesent help him.



Don't want to bash, but that comment was just dumb.

Post #9   7/11/08 11:59:41PM   

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he can very well be. but he has alot more haters IMO then he has fans.. i mean im not a fan of him i really never liked him. but he can easily become famous in america thats only if he fights top tier competition

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Posted by lordicast

If you dont know who Josh Barnett is YOU are not a mma fan!, YOU are a UFC fan! Plain and simple



That is an idiotic comment considering that UFC is where Barnett had the most success in his career.

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Posted by lordicast

If you dont know who Josh Barnett is YOU are not a mma fan!, YOU are a UFC fan! Plain and simple



I've always wanted to use this icon

Post #12   7/12/08 2:08:40AM   

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Posted by JimiMak


Posted by Lockfrow

The pro-wrestling probably doesent help him.



Don't want to bash, but that comment was just dumb.


Post #13   7/12/08 4:54:39AM   

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Posted by gartface


Posted by JimiMak


Posted by Lockfrow

The pro-wrestling probably doesent help him.



Don't want to bash, but that comment was just dumb.





Agreed.

Post #14   7/12/08 5:42:05AM   

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Posted by oleg


Posted by lordicast

If you dont know who Josh Barnett is YOU are not a mma fan!, YOU are a UFC fan! Plain and simple



That is an idiotic comment considering that UFC is where Barnett had the most success in his career.



O really oleg?????????????
UFC

Win Randy Couture
Win Bobby Hoffman
Win Semmy Schilt
Loss Pedro Rizzo
Win Gan McGee

In the ufc besides randy couture what did he do?????? and this is all pretty much pre-dana pre-hype

Ok pride

Loss Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Win Pawel Nastula
Loss Mirko Filipovic
Win Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Win Mark Hunt Submission
Win Aleksander Emelianenko
Win Kazuhiro Nakamura
Loss Mirko Filipovic
Loss Mirko Filipovic

Now what were you talking about you miss informed clown?


EDIT: Look at the talent pool of fighters between the 2

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