Josh Barnett on his way back to the UFC

Posted on May 21, 2013, 11:42 PM by Evan Holober
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They finally got the deal done.

Josh Barnett, the man who won the UFC title against Randy Couture at UFC 36 before getting it stripped for the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs), is back in the UFC. According to USA today, Josh signed a multi-fight deal and is expected to be back in the Octagon at some point before the end of 2013.

"The Warmaster" (no longer the "Baby-faced assassin") was the most sought after heavyweight free agent after the demise of Strikeforce earlier this year. He is 9-1 since 2007, with his only loss coming to uber bad-ass Daniel Cormier.

Hopefully, a fight with somebody like Frank Mir or Roy Nelson can be set up for later this year.

Stay tuned to Lowkick for more details!

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  • mindkontrolle
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    "Cool"...!!

    Reply 11 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    Great news. Awesome that he's finally in The Big Show.

    Reply 11 months ago
  • Endo
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    One of the most interesting anomalies in MMA and a personal favourite. Let's be honest, he's not beating Cain or Jr, but there's some cool fights for him in the UFC and it's the perfect place to wind down his career for a couple of years.

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  • IGMBurninPiff
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    Endo I agree, He's a great addition to have some more people to put into fights to make exciting, His name is now Josh "The exciting fighting gatekeeper" Barnett He wants no part of Dc, JDS, or cain. I'd like to see him fight Roy Nelson, Big foot Silva, Travis Browne, or Struveeee

    Reply 11 months ago
  • IGMBurninPiff
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    How could I forget Barnett Vs Mir! I'd love to see that fight, styles make fights and stylistically that's a great fight IMO

    Reply 11 months ago
  • badblueboy
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    Reem Vs. Baby-Faced Assassin!
    Make it happen ASAP!

    Reply 11 months ago
  • KeithFarrell
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    Easily one of the best fighters on the planet who wasn't with the UFC and pretty much the only notable heavyweight not in the company..... great news!

    I doubt he will become the champion but this sets up some super fun fights.

    Welcome back Warmaster!

    Reply 11 months ago
  • enjoylife321
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    Josh Barnett has alot of talent plus a good promotion tongue....be great to see how he goes.

    Josh Barnett vs Alistair Overeem would be a great first fight

    Reply 11 months ago
  • N.C.
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    best HW outside of the UFC is now back!

    Reply 11 months ago