Josh Barnett says he'll prove he is the "best grappler in MMA" against Daniel CormierPosted on April 2, 2012, 03:43 PM by Joey Santosus
Strikeforce Heavyweight contender Josh Barnett, who will meet Daniel Cormier to decided the division's Grand Prix Tournament winner, looks back on his road to the final and talks about using his strengths on the mat to take his opponents out of their "comfort zone." Barnett also discusses the importance of "personality" in the sport of mixed martial arts, and says that fighters shouldn't forget that they are entertainers. Photo: Francis Specker
"I'm always training. I'm always in the gym working on my technique and trying to be a better fighter that day than I was the day before. Basically, both (Sergei Kharitonov and Brett Rogers) were very striking oriented, and I went out there and just took them out of their comfort zone. From there, it was just sort of scholastic - putting them in the position I need to be and taking them out. ... I think I'm the best grappler out there, in MMA - especially in the Heavyweight division. But, it's not about talking about, it's about being about. So, I'll just go out and continue to prove such a thing and back my words up."
Further Reading: Josh Barnett talks Daniel Cormier, TRT, and JDS vs. Overeem