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Post #1   12/24/11 5:54:17PM   

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Oh Hai Josh!

Can't see that happening

Post #2   12/24/11 6:48:55PM   

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The problem with Barnett is not his win streak, not the level of competition he has been facing, not how he has won.....it's the repetitive dirty tests for steroids. With three pops I can't support him unless there was some sort of Overeem amount of testing. Before, the night of, and after every single match up. This would have to be a permanent agreement regardless of the location or organization.

Post #3   12/24/11 6:50:16PM   

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I see him going back to the UFC if he beats Daniel Cormier.

Post #4   12/24/11 7:35:03PM   

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I've said this numerous times, but I'd love to see him fight Mir. Both have bad intentions when the fight hits the floor. It would be a jitz clinic. However, I agree that his positive steroid tests will dramatically hurt his chances heading to the UFC.

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Post #5   12/24/11 8:22:43PM   

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Posted by kopower

I'd love to see him fight Mir.





love Barnett. hate he's been caught roiding, but still love watching that tough SOB fight. he's always been top tier in my book

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Post #6   12/24/11 11:09:46PM   

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Unfortunately I think Barnett is in Danas little black book of fighters he doesn't want back, P.Daley & F.Shamrock would be some others, but I think Barnett will have a strong case of making a UFC return if he can win the strikeforce heavywieght tourney.

Post #7   12/25/11 4:43:56AM   

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love Barnett. hate he's been caught roiding, but still love watching that tough SOB fight. he's always been top tier in my book




bring em back!

Post #8   12/25/11 11:19:38AM   

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i doubt he beats Cormier really...i seriously doubt if it goes to the ground Cormier is on bottom...

Post #9   12/25/11 12:22:27PM   

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I am in no way anti-Barnett I just can't pull for him/put my endorsement on the dude. Now Cormier I totally support....however this fight is a coin flip, striking and ground fighting look very evenly matched and whoever brings their A game is likely to win this....good luck taking this one down Josh!

Post #10   12/25/11 1:30:01PM   

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I'm pretty positive that Josh will be back in the UFC. Not only is he a top 10 talent that can beat a lot of top guys but he has apparently patched things up within zuffa and has proceeded to brown nose a little bit. Not only has he reportedly made up with Dana but with the man who matters more than Dana, Lorezno Fertita, who Josh claims to have a good relationship.

Petition not needed imo, he'll be back in the octagon win or lose against Cormier (if that fight hasnt been scrapped already)

Post #11   12/25/11 3:38:21PM   

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I like Barnett's personality, but the guy has been caught too many times with no valid excuse other than just outright denial. I've always found it strange that he is one of the few MMA fighters who basically gets no criticism for testing outside of the limits while guys who are undergoing TRT are part of the steroid witch hunt.

Most guys have their names mentioned in the same sentence as "testosterone" and they're hounded about it for the rest of their careers. Maybe he has broken through to the other side by getting caught so frequently that it just seems like normal behaviour. So either don't get caught at all, or get caught like 7 times and everyone will just stop caring.

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Posted by kopower

but I'd love to see him fight Mir.




Thats exactly the fight i want to see !!!! I think it would be an interesting fight on the ground and when i first wanted to see the fight , interesting on the feet too, I think Mirr's stand-up has slow crept past Barnett's .
I think bringing Barnett to the Ufc only adds depth to whats becoming the marque division in the ufc imo . Besides the Mirr fight here are a few more i wouldn't mind seeing

Barnett - Cain
Barnett - Big Nog lll
Barnett - Big Country
Barnett - Wedrum (?)
Barnett - Big Foot ( assuming he goes to the ufc, which he will )

Wouldn't mind seeing him get a shot at Cro Cop for a lil redemption either lmao. I'm pretty certain the ufc will sign him or at the very least have strikeforce keep him tied up , if not we will see Barnett - Fedor , and although this fight has greatly diminished still a big draw and i don't think Dana wants to let that happen .
All in all its a win win for he ufc and deff. a win win for the fans . Theres a lot of great potential match-ups , he would be great on the Ufc in japan cards and so he gets popped for roids again just cut him and we still get to see Barnett - Fedor and even possibly Barnett - Cro cop or Barnett - AA or even Barnett - Timmy .

Post #13   12/26/11 10:56:21AM   

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Hey guys, I think that if Barnett beats Cormier and becomes the Strikeforce HW champion, feelings aside, Dana white will have to bring him over to the UFC. Frank Mir, Shane Carwin, Cain valesquez or Noguiera would be possible match ups. He wont get a straight title shot against Dos Santos, but i have no doubt that he will get his shot on the UFC roster.

Post #14   12/26/11 6:53:54PM   

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Barnett should just fight Fedor in the UFC.

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Post #15   12/27/11 7:38:01AM