“The way that Showtime wants to do it is when that fight finally happens, whoever wins it, they wanna do another fight on Showtime, so that guy would probably come to the UFC. We’ll see what happens, you know? Josh and I have been playing nice with each other for a little while, since he got into the UFC. It’s more than just, ‘Does he win? Does he do this?’ You gotta be able to come to terms with the guy and be able to deal with him. If he wins the fight, I can’t see why he wouldn’t come here, unless we weren’t able to make a deal with him.”
While getting interviewed by HDNet, UFC president Dana White revealed that former UFC champ and current Strikeforce Grand Prix finalist, Josh Barnett, has a welcome home with his heavyweight peers under the UFC banner.
Barnett has been a habitual PED user who has failed his drug screenings and served athletic suspensions on more than one occasion. Mix that with a healthy dose of harsh words for the UFC and Dana White has been reluctant to entertain the submission based fighter’s return to the Octagon.
However, time heals all wounds and Barnett is likely going to hit the main stage sooner than later.
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