Josh Barnett reacts to beating USADA: “The time I lost though can never be regained.”

Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett reacts to beating USADA: “The time I lost though can never be regained.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett received some great news on Friday when it was announced that he had received a reprimand instead of a suspension from USADA.

In December 2016, “The Warmaster” was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation and was facing a potential multi-year suspension.

Barnett decided to take his case to arbitration and that decision ended up paying off. Josh was able to prove his innocence and was thus given a public reprimand from USADA.

The veteran heavyweight took to Twitter on Saturday evening where he issued the following statement after beating USADA.

“I proved my innocence as I stated from the beginning and now I can look towards getting back in the ring in the near future. The time I lost though can never be regained. It should not have had to come to all of this. Ever onwards…” – Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett was last seen in action in September of 2016 where he scored a third-round submission victory over Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Hamburg.

Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlvoski

Barnett has gone 3-2 since re-joining the UFC ranks in August of 2013, scoring victories over Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and the aforementioned former champion Andrei Arlovski in that time.

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