392 Search Results for josh barnett

Oct 31, 2013 11:21 am

Barnett Licensed For UFC 168 Pending UFC Sponsored WADA Testing

Heavyweight contender Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has been cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to compete at UFC 168 taking place December 28, on the condition that he undergoes stringent WADA testing in order to remain eligible. Officials overseeing the event today ordered the 35-year-old to submit to random tests leading up...

Oct 12, 2013 11:28 am

UFC 164 Salary Report: Mir, Barnett Top Fighter Pay

On August 31st the UFC hit Milwaukee’s Bradley Center for ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis.’ The event, which aired live on pay-per-view, featured a main event between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis for the UFC’s lightweight title. Anthony Pettis made short work of, then champion, Benson Henderson by submitting him in the first round to...

Aug 31, 2013 8:56 pm

UFC 164 Results: Barnett scores first round TKO over Mir

Josh Barnett made a statement. In his return to the UFC cage, Barnett TKO’d Frank Mir in the first round with a heavy knee at UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis Mir protested the stoppage, which came at 1:56 in the first round. In a bout that...


Aug 26, 2013 9:55 am

Barnett Ready To Defend ‘His’ UFC Title Against Frank Mir

“When I walk in the ring, in my mind, I’m making my first title defense. That’s the way I see it. We’ve always been in different places, even when he was fighting for titles. No one ever took my belt from me, so I don’t know what belt they were swinging around, but that wasn’t...

Jul 12, 2013 9:02 am

Josh Thomson Issues Warning To Pettis, Threatens Removal From Title Picture

Josh Thomson and Anthony Pettis have started to heat up their exchanges through social media. The potential lightweight matchup would solidify one of them as the true number one contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, but for whatever reason, this fight has yet to be booked. Check out their exchange of words, including Thomsons Warning...

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Apr 2, 2013 2:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Explains The Keys To Beating Nate Diaz | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 27. Currently, Thomson is in training camp at the American Kickboxing Academy for his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz on the UFC on FOX 7 card airing on April 20th. Regarding his preparation and game plan, Thomson was blunt in suggesting...

Feb 18, 2013 11:13 am

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Lands Lead In Film, Does All His Own Stunts | UFC NEWS

  Former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson rarely gets the credit he deserves or the acknowledgement of being one of the top lightweights in the world. It may be due to the fact that his first run in the UFC was very brief or because he has dealt with a lot of injuries through the...

Feb 18, 2013 10:41 am

Barnett vs. JDS Was The Plan According To UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

If Josh Barnett (32-6) signed with the UFC, he would have fought the former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. “Josh Barnett is a fly by the seat of his pants kind of guy, he does his own thing, beats to his own (expletive) drum. Josh Barnett’s never been a guy to say I don’t want...

Feb 15, 2013 11:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Wants What’s Owed to Him; A UFC Title Shot | UFC NEWS

  To read part one of our exclusive interview with Josh Thomson click here: A few weeks back we had Gilbert Melendez on BJPenn.Com Radio and he alluded to the fact that Nate Diaz was poked in the eye during his UFC lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson, which may hindered his performance. Keep in mind...

May 23, 2012 6:55 am

Following Barnett Win Cormier Looking For High Profile Fight | MMA NEWS

“I think if there is a plus one and Zuffa’s going to send someone over it is going to have to be someone that is very good you know? Maybe Carwin, as he’s coming back. He’s a guy with a lot of name value and I don’t necessarily know if that’s a step up (from...

May 22, 2012 6:55 pm

"Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier" Medical Suspensions Report | MMA NEWS

After a tremendous card that saw several hard fought battles including two epic title fights, medical suspensions were bound to come next. The year-long Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix wrapped up last Saturday as Daniel Cormier took on Josh Barnett in the main event and Gilbert Melendez looked to defend his lightweight title against Josh Thomson....

May 22, 2012 6:18 pm

"Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier" Salary Report | MMA NEWS

Here is the much deserved salary list for the fighters from last weeks Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. The card featured the finale to the Heavyweight tournament as Daniel Cormier took on Josh Barnett in a bloody clash that left both men cut up and bruised. In the co-main event, a lightweight title fight between champion...

May 21, 2012 1:07 pm

Opposing View | Why Gilbert Melendez Beat Josh Thomson | MMA NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner The mixed martial arts community has been in an uproar ever since it was announced that Gilbert Melendez retained his title in a win over Josh Thomson by way of split decision. Whether people are defending the fact that the judges made the right call or arguing that Thomson should have won...

May 21, 2012 7:35 am

Opposing View | Why Josh Thomson Beat Gilbert Melendez

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday, fans saw Gilbert Melendez defend his Lightweight belt in a split-decision victory against Josh Thomson. This fight served as the rubber match for the two men, who split victories in their prior meetings. The decision however, was a controversial one, with fans booing Melendez after he was declared...

May 20, 2012 11:17 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Post Fight Interviews (Video) | MMA NEWS

“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” took place yesterday evening from San Jose’s HP Pavilion. In the main event Daniel Cormier was able to coast his way to a unanimous decision victory over highly touted veteran Josh Barnett. In the night’s co-feature champion Gilbert Melendez squeaked by Josh Thomson in a hard fought five-round war that many...

May 19, 2012 9:21 pm

Strikeforce Results: Cormier Bests Barnett, Melendez Squeaks By Thomson

After 15 months the Strikeforce HW Grand Prix has finally concluded. Tonight Daniel Cormier took it to his opponent, Josh Barnett, for five-straight rounds with a solid mix of effective striking and wrestling to secure a unanimous decision victory and simultaneously secure the title of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. In the co-main event Gilbert...

May 19, 2012 8:41 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Live Results & Discussion Thread

Strikeforce is back on Showtime this evening with the conclusions of the Heavy Weight Grand Prix. In the main event finalists Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier will battle it out for the Strikeforce Grand Prix title and a chance to cement themselves as one of the top heavyweights in the game. In the co-featured bout...

May 19, 2012 7:48 am

Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Full Weigh-Ins Video | MMA NEWS

Highlights from the official weigh-in for the Saturday May 19th Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament. Watch as tournament finalist Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier hit the scales with Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Rafael Feijao, Mike Kyle, Nah-Shon Burrell, and Chris Spang.

May 18, 2012 1:19 pm

UFC Heavies Unanimously Pick Cormier Over Barnett

While the odds-makers make Josh Barnett the betting favorite to win the STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Grand Prix Saturday night in San Jose and live on SHOWTIME, Barnett’s peers respectfully disagree. As a former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE Grand Prix finalist, Barnett has seen it all during his 15-year, 31-5, career as a mixed martial...

Apr 10, 2012 3:33 pm

Joe Rogan | Barnett Not Being In The UFC Is A Disservice To Fans

“He could be number one. It’s very possible. Barnett, not having him in the UFC is a huge disservice to MMA fans. He was great back then (in his first stint with the UFC). He beat Randy (Couture), back in the day. He’s just very seasoned. One of the most seasoned guys in the heavyweight...

Apr 4, 2012 10:30 am

After Soiled Past Dana White Open To Barnett’s UFC Return

“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...

Apr 1, 2012 8:23 am

Derrick Mehmem Set To Face Gian Villante At “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier”

Strikeforce officials have put together a light-heavyweight bout between Derrick Mehmem vs. Gian Villante (pictured) for next month’s “Barnett vs. Cormier” event. “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier is set to take place from San Jose’s HP Pavilion on May 19. In the main event the promotion will conclude their heavyweight grand prix with the final matchup...