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It took nearly all three rounds, but Josh Barnett – at Saturday night's "Day of Reckoning" in Anaheim, Calif. – earned his shot at the WAMMA heavyweight title. He thoroughly dominated Gilbert Yvel, taking him down throughout and unleashing a relentless barrage of punches, hammerfists, and forearms. It wasn't until the waning moments of the final round, however, before Barnett overwhelmed Yvel with his onslaught, causing the Dutch fighter to tap out.



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Post #1   1/25/09 1:42:53AM   

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On the forums someone tried to say fedor wasnt going to fight barnett because they were "friends" or whatever.

But the fight better happen and barnett better win.

Post #2   1/25/09 2:26:35PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

On the forums someone tried to say fedor wasnt going to fight barnett because they were "friends" or whatever.

But the fight better happen and barnett better win.




Agreed, I really want Barnett to win.

Post #3   1/25/09 2:32:05PM   

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Its funny you guys say that cause barnett is a badass...ive wanted this fight 4 years....i dont care what anyone says these 2 guys are the best 2 hw in the world....................

Post #4   1/25/09 3:49:32PM   

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Posted by casey64


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

On the forums someone tried to say fedor wasnt going to fight barnett because they were "friends" or whatever.

But the fight better happen and barnett better win.




Agreed, I really want Barnett to win.



Is this a case of fondness for Barney or just "anyone but Fedor" sentiment?

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I really didn't think Josh did very well in his fight at all - neither did he.

He controlled the Dutchman on the ground, but really wasn't too effective with his strikes or sub attempts.

I think he's in trouble against Fedor - you gotta wonder what Affliction will do when they run out of decent talent to fight Fedor.

Post #6   1/25/09 4:35:10PM   

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I hope Barney doesn't fight like he did against Gilbert, but this is a fight I want to see, big time.

Post #7   1/25/09 5:16:22PM   

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I have wanted to see this fight for years now, since long before PRIDE folded. After watching Josh take around 12 minutes in full mount against someone with 0 ground game, and even turtle up and eat a bunch of shots, I don't know if this fight will be as good as it would've been a couple of years ago.

Also with all of the stuff he was talking about in his post fight interview, he seems to e pretty distracted by personal issues going on around him. All of that added on to the fact that he says he isn't really excited about fighting Fedor because they're friends... I don't know. Maybe the best time for this fight has passed.

I'm still excited to see it, I just think it has lost a lot of its appeal.

Post #8   1/25/09 6:49:40PM