Archive: Josh Barnett

Dec 26, 2013 7:36 am

Belfort: ‘That Belt Belongs To Me’

“I don’t care who will win on Saturday, because whoever wins will already be preparing to lose. That belt belongs to me. I conquered my space. I wanted the opportunity to fight for the belt, and here I am. The one thing the fans wanted to see is me getting the title shot. Now I...

Dec 24, 2013 9:47 am

Anderson Silva Made Major Changes To His Team For UFC 168 Rematch

Paula Sack sits down for an incisive one on one interview with former middleweight champ Anderson Silva as he prepares for his highly anticipated rematch at UFC 168. Catch the biggest event of the year: UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday, December 28, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “I...

Dec 23, 2013 10:57 am

POLL RESULTS: Who Ya Got, Silva or Wiedman?

After a week of votes, it appears as if 74% of fight fans believe that Anderson Silva will get his vengeance this weekend against Chris Weidman to win back his UFC middleweight title. The two fighters face off this weekend in Las Vegas. After more than 5,000 votes in our latest poll here are the...

Dec 23, 2013 9:04 am

Ronda On Tate: ‘ She has a nice a$$, that’s how she got this fight’

“She really has to nitpick to try and find weaknesses in my game. I mean, she has to tell herself something. If you think about it, her best performance ever was against Marloes Coenen to win the Strikeforce belt. Then I beat her very decisively and then she had an embarrassing and bad performance against...

Dec 23, 2013 8:53 am

UFC 168’s Barnett on Browne: ‘It’s just another fight’

“It’s just another fight, man. The ring is still the same. It doesn’t matter if it’s just the two of us in the gym or if the world is watching. I’ve been doing this since I was a high school wrestler in Seattle and we’d get crowds for the meets. It’s nice people are interested...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 12, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC wants Werdum to face the winner of Browne vs. Barnett

Since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has gone 3-0, with impressive wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and most recently ‘Big Nog.’ In late October, UFC president Dana White stated that the 36-year-old Brazilian, Werdum, would be the next man to challenge rating UFC heavyweight champion...

Nov 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Travis Browne will also undergo random drug tests prior to UFC 168

This past week we learned that Josh Barnett will undergo random drug testing leading up to his bout with Travis Browne at UFC 168. The testing will be funded by the UFC, and we now know that Barnett’s opponent will also undergo the random testing. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne will participate in the same testing...

Oct 6, 2013 5:18 pm

Josh Barnett aims to ‘carve another headstone’ vs. Travis Browne

Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) returned to the UFC in emphatic fashion at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, scoring a first-round knockout of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Since the win, Barnett has made his intentions clear, he wants to once again hold the UFC heavyweight championship. Standing in “The Warmaster’s” path to the title is Hawaiian...

Sep 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne Set For December Clash

A heavyweight fight of mammoth proportion has been booked for the UFC’s 168 event in the form of Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Chris Weidman will make his first middleweight title...

Sep 6, 2013 10:24 am

Josh Barnett: Mir’s complaints are cheapening my win

This past Saturday at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) defeated another former UFC champion, Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC), when referee Rob Hinds stopped the contest at 1:56 of the first round, due to strikes. The stoppage was considered by many to be controversial, as a...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Aug 29, 2013 6:43 am

Josh Barnett to Ben Askren: Go f— yourself

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett (32-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will make his long awaited return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Barnett’s opponent Saturday night will be 2-time UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir, but for some reason or another, it was current free agent and rating Bellator welterweight champion, Ben...

Aug 27, 2013 12:35 pm

UFC 164’s Josh Barnett Is Ready To Rip Frank Mir’s Head Off

“I never really paid a whole lot of attention to Frank, particularly or personally. But, I always thought it was fight that would be nice to make happen. Especially because of all of the interest abroad to watch us fight. And then, from my constant hearing of how similar we are or how this fight...

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...

Aug 22, 2013 9:31 am

Frank Mir not ready to give up championship dream

Despite losing two straight fights inside the Octagon, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) isn’t ready to throw in the towel on his championship dream. Mir’s most recent octagon effort resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC on FOX: Melendez vs. Henderson event....

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...

May 22, 2013 9:53 am

Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett Returns To UFC With Multi-Fight Deal

Josh Barnett’s fight career has been in a sort of limbo after the demise of Strikeforce. After initial negotiations with the Ultimate Fighting Championship couldn’t be agreed upon, the MMA world was left wondering what’s next for “The Warmaster”. However, USA Today Sports/MMA Junkie has confirmed Tuesday with promotion officials that the former UFC heavyweight...

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

Feb 14, 2013 9:22 am

Offer On The Table For Josh Barnett But Up To Him Says UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

“It’s up to him,” he said. “He’s a big boy. He’s been around a long time. He kind of flies by the seat of his pants, anyway. I mean, even after he won the [UFC] title, imagine if Josh Barnett stayed in the UFC his whole career, what he could have accomplished, the money he...

Jan 17, 2013 10:12 am

Josh Barnett’s profile has been added to UFC.com | UFC News

A sign of things to come? Or a tease from the world’s top mixed martial arts promotion? Either way, former Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett (31-6 MMA, 3-1 SF) is now listed as a fighter on UFC.com. “The Warmaster” is still considered to be one of the top ten heavyweights in the world. He holds notable wins...

Jan 15, 2013 5:15 am

Salary Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

It’s over, the Strikeforce promotion was bought, plundered and forced to shut down after a ZUFFA owned company purchased the fight promotion nearly two-years ago. The promotions last stand was put up on Showtime last Saturday and the guys who partook in the evenings festivities took home a pretty decent salary. Josh Barnett topped the...