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!

Former UFC champ Barnett returns to promotion with multi-fight deal

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

prophecy033

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

prophecy033 Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,412
Career:1,911-1,142
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,492
Heavyweight Josh Barnett is an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor once more.

Link

_______________________________________
#2 UFC 112 Points
#9 FFC3/AFC/NEFFN/VCS/Pancrase Combo Wagers
#12 TUF 8 FINALE Points #12 Bellator 91 / Legacy FC / CCCW Combo Points #12 M-1/FA8/CFA/GC/IGF Wagers #14 UFC 143 Diaz vs Condit Points

Post #1   5/22/13 12:51:56AM   

DrivenDavies15

MMA Sensei

DrivenDavies15 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,417
Career:1,293-734
Joined:Aug 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
575


Would have liked to see him against Big Country but I also wouldn't mind Overeem/Barnett

Post #2   5/22/13 1:22:34AM   

One_Hit_Quit

MMA Regular

One_Hit_Quit Avatar
18
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:60
Career:2,116-1,178
Joined:Mar 2009
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
15
Bout time.

Must have decided to put his wrasslin' dreams on hold.

Post #3   5/22/13 1:29:10AM   

prophecy033

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

prophecy033 Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:9,412
Career:1,911-1,142
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,492
Mir vs Barnett FTW

_______________________________________
#2 UFC 112 Points
#9 FFC3/AFC/NEFFN/VCS/Pancrase Combo Wagers
#12 TUF 8 FINALE Points #12 Bellator 91 / Legacy FC / CCCW Combo Points #12 M-1/FA8/CFA/GC/IGF Wagers #14 UFC 143 Diaz vs Condit Points

Post #4   5/22/13 1:38:34AM   

george112

The Playground OG

george112 Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,219
Career:1,185-774
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: The Original Gangsters
Chips:
1,034
Theres a new gatekeeper in town

_______________________________________
Ron Paul 2016

Post #5   5/22/13 2:10:48AM   

OnyxShadow

Fearless Leader

OnyxShadow Avatar
13
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:368
Career:1,806-887
Joined:Jan 2008
Chips:
169
This is VERY surprising for a number of reasons. First, Josh and Dana White have been butting heads for years. Next, Josh doesn't have a good chance at being champion as he has trouble with strikers with takedown defense and/or better wrestlers. Also, he historically makes a lot of money per fight. Next, his style isn't always particularly exciting since at times he opts for the top control path to victory. Lastly, he's failed PED tests on multiple occasions.

Post #6   5/22/13 2:47:19AM   

VILLIN

Human/Sloth Hybrid

VILLIN Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:264
Career:1,750-1,009
Joined:Dec 2009
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
136
I'd be interested to see the terms of the contract he just signed compared to the one he turned down following the Strikeforce buyout. I'm thinking this one is no better and Barnett only signed after realizing he couldn't do better elsewhere.

Regardless it should be interesting to see how he's booked given his high price tag and less than stellar history.

Post #7   5/22/13 3:04:58AM   

Budgellism

Raptors Fan

Budgellism Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,554
Career:2,669-1,526
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,759
Nice!

I hope they make Mir/Barnett too.

_______________________________________

Post #8   5/22/13 3:14:15AM   

Poor_Franklin

Slight Reach Advantage

Poor_Franklin Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,079
Career:1,381-784
Joined:Jun 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,381
Im happy.

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

UFC 151: Never Forget

Post #9   5/22/13 4:02:00AM   

Bythar

MMA Regular

Bythar Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:203
Career:1,690-896
Joined:Aug 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
73

Posted by OnyxShadow

This is VERY surprising for a number of reasons. First, Josh and Dana White have been butting heads for years. Next, Josh doesn't have a good chance at being champion as he has trouble with strikers with takedown defense and/or better wrestlers. Also, he historically makes a lot of money per fight. Next, his style isn't always particularly exciting since at times he opts for the top control path to victory. Lastly, he's failed PED tests on multiple occasions.



Everything you've said is true. I'm a fan of Barnett's skill-set and style though, so hopefully they can make it work. I wouldn't sleep on him though he's still probably a top guy.

Post #10   5/22/13 5:42:36AM   

KingCmb

Standup Guy

KingCmb Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:473
Career:935-862
Joined:Mar 2009
Chips:
166
Mir vs Barnett now........Barnett failed steroid test immediately after

Post #11   5/22/13 6:58:34AM   

shaneTpain

Av Bet Record: 33-43

shaneTpain Avatar
5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,865
Career:1,317-851
Joined:Jul 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
924
AWESOME NEWS

Post #12   5/22/13 7:06:32AM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,270
Career:2,291-1,224
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
893
Probably face Mir or
Winner of werdum vs big nog

Post #13   5/22/13 7:11:57AM   

airkerma

KE Released in MAtter

airkerma Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,600
Career:983-570
Joined:Jan 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,061
Excellent! Any additional talent they can put into the thin ranks of hw the better.

Strangely I would really like to see struve vs barnett. It just seems like a very odd matchup

_______________________________________

Post #14   5/22/13 7:16:58AM   

supatolacyl

MMA Regular

supatolacyl Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:238
Career:1,157-897
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
31
The Warmaster!!!! Very excited to see his return to the UFC, any addition to the UFC's HW division is a good one, especially when it's a personality like his to get things stirred up a bit.

Big Nog vs Warmaster rubber match anyone?? ( I know Big Nog already has a fight scheduled, but the conclusion to these two needs to take place!)

Post #15   5/22/13 7:47:26AM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2