First! Barnett is funny lol..
I thought that entire interview was pretty pointless...
It seems every interview i see Josh in he dosnt take it seriously, and tries to be funny the entire time. It gets a lil annoying. I want to hear him answer some real questions.
as opposed to the same ole Q and A ya hear a thousand times over from most other fighters?
I don't get the "poor" votes on Barnett... do you have something to say against him??? Step up and say it...don't hide behind the votes!
How 'bout the fact that he ruined an event at best, a company at worst, and has yet to acknowledge any responsibility it or for the 'roids (which he tested positive for not once, but twice after he requested a re-test). The guy is a narcissist- nothing is ever his fault, everyone else is wrong, he's always right.
*3 times lol
damn you beat me to it Dan
You are right there, but isn't the fact that he has been stigmatized with that incident and was forbidden to fight inside US soil for more than year, enough punishment for a fighter of his caliber?
He is arrogant yeah... but he is also polite, especially when he talks about other fighters who are greater than him. Don't forget that he started his carrier by doing Japanese catch wrestling...I haven't seen anyone with that kind of background who doesn't have some sort of arrogance in them.
Yes, punishment fit the crime. But that doesn't mean I have to like the guy. Again, a little contrition goes a long way. He should have acknowledged the wrong doing and put it aside. And I do acknowledge the guy has talent and has done a lot- you're right about that. I still think he's a narcissist.
On the other hand, I don't like to see someone like Dana White, out of no where, attack the guy for no reason- kinda like kicking him when he's down.
"a fighter of his calibre"??? we have no idea of what calibre of fighter he is now because he hasn't fought anyone decent since 2006. We know what calibre of a person he is though, a cheat.
at least he is gonna get at least one decent fight now so we can at last judge his fighting.
I didn't expect anything less by DW... he's proven that he is a man of low values maaaany times.
Don't get me wrong, I hate arrogance in MMA fighters more than anything...It simply doesn't match well with the nature of the sport (some commends I've made about Lesnar in the past prove that), but with Barnett ...
I don't know why but he doesn't offend me that much with his sayings...maybe it's the fact that he has skills and a legacy behind him, maybe it is because he is humble towards his opponents, I don't know....
The reason propably that he still hasn't apologized about the incident (if not for his ego) is because he feels that since most of the fighters in one way or another do such things, he doesn't need to say "sorry" just because he got caught. Whatever his reasons are though, you are right about it....an apology is the least a fighter can do in a situation like that.
Maybe he has given one, off the cameras, but the fans should have gotten an official one.
If he keeps doing them perhaps his gonads will fail and he'll have a valid excuse. Then, perhaps if he isn't so humble, we might respect him
i voted weak because you wrote a long piece what took problaby quite some time to write:)
I voted weak on you because you are weak.
Hehe... fair enough ;-)
Whatever you think of Barnett, the guy is an excellent fighter. I don't see Roger's wrestling or groundgame being anywhere near good enough to allow him to escape the first round. Barnett by submission.
seriously funny :)
I like him, seems intelligent. Good fighter. I guess a lot of people dislike him due to steroids etc. I'm cool with that.
Why the fu(c)k does Lowkick keep talking about Barnett... He won't even get pass the first fight on the tournament... This steroid clown will get destroyed soon...
I don't know what it is, I just can't hate Barnett. He's so affable, he gives great interviews, is very funny and charismatic and has been a world class heavyweight on an elite level for over a decade. No matter his steroid tests, which I obviously know were true and he is guilty of much more I'm sure, I just always want to see him win and perform well. I think it's stupid for people to hold the steroid tests against him because if you do, you're angry at him for having bad timing, bad luck, and being a ****ing idiot for taking them at the wrong times and not cycling off properly. SOOOO many fighters take steroids, we all know this. Don't be extra mad at Josh Barnett for being an idiot and careless.
I think the Chael thread is 2 above this one? maybe more