Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

STRIKEFORCE'S JOSH BARNETT BELIEVES RETURN TO UFC WOULD SILENCE SOME CRITICS

Print  
Posted By Message

BuffaloDave

Heavyweight Champ

BuffaloDave Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,656
Career:871-496
Joined:Aug 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
702
Josh Barnett doesn't care whether his opponent is from Austria or Middle-earth.

After six months of waiting and recovering, Barnett (31-6 MMA, 2-1 SF) is happy that Nandor Guelmino (11-3-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) agreed to meet him at "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine," which takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

"All my friends are like, 'Nandor … is he an ork? Is he from Mordor?'" Barnett told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I don't know about that, but either way, he's going to try and mess me up."

Landing in the UFC or in another upstart promotion isn't of major concern to Barnett, but he said there are journalists and fans he'd like to prove wrong by returning to the octagon.

"I would love to see the look on some folks' faces ... being someplace where, one, I've already been, even though people may not know it, and two, a place that a lot of folks never thought they'd see me again," he said.

LINK

Post #1   11/30/12 9:41:05PM   

Bubbles

Come at me bro

Bubbles Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,368
Career:1,120-670
Joined:Oct 2009
Chips:
1,461
I'd love to see that happen

_______________________________________
The best cure for insomnia is a lot of sex. Even if it doesn't end up putting you to sleep, you don't mind so much

Men be careful, female sexual predators are using a date rape drug called a Blowjob to trap men into scams called relationships.

Post #2   11/30/12 10:08:01PM   

tcunningham

Combat Sport and Fitness

tcunningham Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,255
Career:508-351
Joined:Sep 2009
Chips:
636
i think he should go to bellator if they refuse him a spot in the ufc. i think he could be a force in bellator.

_______________________________________

Post #3   11/30/12 11:20:50PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,852
Career:2,510-1,592
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,014
So torn on this, great fighter with a horrible history. I don't see him coming to the UFC and if he did I don't see him beating many of the eliteist in the HW Div.

Post #4   12/1/12 12:07:31AM   

tallica62

MMA Sensei

tallica62 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,039
Career:1,954-1,208
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: Playground Bullies
Chips:
147
Barnett likes heavy metal...I dig that

Post #5   12/1/12 12:22:36AM   

KingCmb

Standup Guy

KingCmb Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:473
Career:935-862
Joined:Mar 2009
Chips:
166
he needs a couple clean drug tests to silence me

Post #6   12/1/12 12:25:42AM   

king_katool

MMA Sensei

king_katool Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,080
Career:325-231
Joined:Mar 2008
Chips:
196
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, fool me three times shame on anyone who gives him a contract

Post #7   12/1/12 12:53:09AM   

Poor_Franklin

Slight Reach Advantage

Poor_Franklin Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,113
Career:1,424-810
Joined:Jun 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,387
i love Barnett, but can't blame the ufc for not taking him, considering his history.

i love the idea of him in Bellator if the UFC doesn't try to get him. I think he'd be, not only an instant championship contender, but also a great personality for the organization.

but i'd rather see him in the ufc. i don't think he'd compete for a title, but he'd be a tough fight for most of the guys in the division.

also, he gets a bloody nose in what seems like all of his fights. to me, that counts for something

_______________________________________
Never Trust A Man Who Does Not Make All Of His Picks

UFC 151: Never Forget

Post #8   12/1/12 4:27:14AM   

landstander

MMA Regular

landstander Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:55
Career:51-32
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
13
If Barnett was in Belator I would start watching Belator. Josh always comes to fight and he has gotten to the final of so many tournaments only to suffer injuries during the final fight. He is probably the greatest heavyweight that never won a title*.

Post #9   12/1/12 8:26:39AM   

Budgellism

Raptors Fan

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,634
Career:2,716-1,550
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,767

Posted by landstander

If Barnett was in Belator I would start watching Belator. Josh always comes to fight and he has gotten to the final of so many tournaments only to suffer injuries during the final fight. He is probably the greatest heavyweight that never won a title*.



You should watch Bellator whether he gets signed or not. They always put on a good show.

_______________________________________

Post #10   12/1/12 10:24:24AM   

Bubbles

Come at me bro

Bubbles Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,368
Career:1,120-670
Joined:Oct 2009
Chips:
1,461

Posted by the-king

he needs a couple clean drug tests to silence me


when was the last time he pissed hot?

_______________________________________
The best cure for insomnia is a lot of sex. Even if it doesn't end up putting you to sleep, you don't mind so much

Men be careful, female sexual predators are using a date rape drug called a Blowjob to trap men into scams called relationships.

Post #11   12/1/12 12:34:36PM   

BuffaloDave

Heavyweight Champ

BuffaloDave Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,656
Career:871-496
Joined:Aug 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
702
I could understand people not wanting him there because of his multiple failed tests, but at the same time, the UFC has a few guys who are on the roster who have failed multiple tests.

Post #12   12/1/12 1:43:46PM   

KingCmb

Standup Guy

KingCmb Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:473
Career:935-862
Joined:Mar 2009
Chips:
166

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by the-king

he needs a couple clean drug tests to silence me


when was the last time he pissed hot?




July,22,2009

doesnt matter to me i like barny i love watching him fight but i dont forgive a guy with a history like his three(maybe 4?) failed tests and im done with him being anything more than a novelty in second rate orgs i just dont trust him....nothing against his skills

Post #13   12/1/12 2:25:09PM   

Bubbles

Come at me bro

Bubbles Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,368
Career:1,120-670
Joined:Oct 2009
Chips:
1,461

Posted by the-king


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by the-king

he needs a couple clean drug tests to silence me


when was the last time he pissed hot?




July,22,2009

doesnt matter to me i like barny i love watching him fight but i dont forgive a guy with a history like his three(maybe 4?) failed tests and im done with him being anything more than a novelty in second rate orgs i just dont trust him....nothing against his skills


Since then he has fought 3x in the US and once in Australia (also once in Japan but they don't test there). You wanted a couple, there is 4 in a row. I can see how his history is checkered but hes been clean the last couple years against top opponents. If he is serious about proving people wrong and showing that he is clean then give him a fight. Do a random drug test, like the UFC 146 presser, before the fight and go from there.

_______________________________________
The best cure for insomnia is a lot of sex. Even if it doesn't end up putting you to sleep, you don't mind so much

Men be careful, female sexual predators are using a date rape drug called a Blowjob to trap men into scams called relationships.

Post #14   12/1/12 4:36:10PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,852
Career:2,510-1,592
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,014
Bubbles, man I am sorry because I really enjoy watching him fight and his interviews etc.....but I don't want to watch him in anything other than like freak fights or orgs that are desperate for talent. 3 failed drug tests is more than anyone in the UFC, and his tests were not hot for some stupid pot either. His was full blown, non-recreational, performance enhancing, CHEATING STERIODS. You can't really be that naive to think that a couple of fights later he is to be trusted? All that needs to happen is for Barnett to get a title shot and he is nearly guaranteed to start sticking a needle in his butt. This guy's skill level is super high, he could severly injured someone ...... it's too risky and straight up stupid to hire a guy like that imo.

Post #15   12/2/12 1:45:55PM