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With no fights booked, Devin Cole wants Josh Barnett in Strikeforce

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"I don't understand it. I'm a fighter – I just want a fight."

Devin Cole (20-9-1 MMA, 2-1 SF) is frustrated. The former Strikeforce heavyweight on Friday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) a contract and scheduling fluke, for lack of a better word, has him stuck in "no man's land" right now.

But if it's at all possible, he'd love to get one more crack in the Strikeforce cage – against Josh Barnett (31-6 MMA, 2-1 SF).

Cole fought in December at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" and picked up a unanimous-decision win over Gabriel Salinas-Jones for his second straight victory in the promotion. But he said because the fight was the last on his deal, and because most of the rest of the Strikeforce heavyweights had already been moved to the UFC, he essentially was left without a home.

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Post #1   6/15/12 6:24:01PM   

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That sucks that he didn't get into the UFC yet, i'm sure they'll pick him up, he's a pretty good fighter.

Post #2   6/15/12 6:25:34PM   

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It might happen.

Barnett is contractually obligated to fight somebody else before leaving Strikeforce and I doubt it will be a worldbeater.

Post #3   6/15/12 6:35:07PM   

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Im down for this...I think a lot of the SF fighters feel the way Cole does...I think they just need to do more cards...i know its not that easy, but...

Post #4   6/16/12 12:09:38AM   

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Be careful of what you wish for Devin.

Post #5   6/16/12 12:42:01AM