Longtime UFC vet Josh Barnett recently spoke with UFC commentator/comedian Joe Rogan and had a lot to say about his past fight with Travis Browne.
Barnett said he felt disrespected and would love to have a rematch with ‘Hapa’ so he could “take his f**king head off.” Read some of what he had to say below:
“I wasn’t into my last fight, to be honest. I didn’t care. I just wasn’t ‘up’ for it. I trained and it got to a point where I was just like, ‘I’m over this. Who is [Travis Browne]? If I beat him, what does that do? Then I get to fight another guy and another guy? Where am I going with this?’ I’m not going to climb this f***ing ladder to prove that I deserve to fight for a title. I can fight for a title against anyone in any league, anywhere, anytime. F***in’, I’m a world championship level guy.
“I don’t need to prove that I belong here. I fought ‘Travis Browne’s’ all my career. They just had a different name at a different point in life. They had the same type of skillset. They’re basically the same type of guy. There will be another Travis Browne when Travis Browne is done being Travis Browne.”
“Here’s the difference. If I fought Travis now, I’d want to take his f***ing head off. He disrespected me in the ring after the match, all this s**t. He f***ing cut his throat, he did all this stuff. That’s my thing. He did it to mock me for winning.
“I’m just like, ‘Dude, I’ve been nice to you and respectful to you from day one. You go ahead and get a win on me, great, this is your moment to say what you want to say and what you want to do is try to f***in’ put me down after you win?”