Sorry Silva, but you're not going to be making any money or gain any further notoriety at the expense of "The Warmaster." Josh Barnett may not know when his busy schedule will allow him to step foot back inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, but one thing is certain, it won't be against Antonio Silva.
"Bigfoot" recently expressed his desire to settle his beef with "The Warmaster" once the Brazilian finishes serving his nine-month suspension for elevated testosterone levels.
Josh Barnett is not a fan of Antonio Silva, but still has no interest in fighting him.
Well-traveled heavyweight Josh Barnett is well-known for speaking his mind, and his recent interview on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani was no different. The former UFC champ discussed all sorts of things from his Metamoris 4 grappling match with Dean Lister to who he'd like to face in his next trip to the octagon. While he was very complimentary of Lister and expressed a desire to fight Junior dos Santos next more
Antonio Silva is clearly angling for a UFC fight with fellow veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett, though it appears to be doing little good.Filed under: News, UFC more
Josh Barnett talks about competing at Metamoris 4, his return to UFC and his new show. more
There are six title fights currently scheduled between now and the end of the year. That's six fighters who have a chance to achieve the ultimate goal of being a UFC champion.
Unlucky for them, there are far more than six fighters who have a shot at being champions by the end of the year.
There are No. 1 contender matches scheduled, top-level fighters waiting for an opportunity to fight, and others who are waiting on the sidelines for their chance to fight for the title.
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While we're already six months into the new year, one of MMA's elder statesmen, heavyweight Josh Barnett, remains curiously absent from the UFC's upcoming event schedule. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been a busy man.
After recovering from a knee injury in February and filming a movie in Romania with Steven Seagal, "The Warmaster" is now expected to square off against leglock specialist Dean Lister in a submissions-only grappling match at Metamoris 4. Barnett was a surprise addition to the car more
MMAmania.com spoke to "The Warmaster" over the weekend at GLORY in Inglewood. Barnett explained the call out of Junior dos Santos that was making the rounds last week, talked about his Metamoris 4 match up against Dean Lister and gave his thoughts on GLORY.
According to Josh Barnett, the story about him wanting to fight Junior dos Santos that was circulating last week (read it here) came entirely from his manager Leland Lebarre, and not from him.
It's not that he wouldn't be down to fight the fo more
UFC featherweight contender and former title challenger Ricardo Lamas tells Bloody Elbow his thoughts on his next matchup with Hacran Dias, his failed attempt to wrest the title from Jose Aldo, and a certain Irishman working his way up the UFC rankings who a few of you might have heard about. UFC Fight Night 44, headlined by 145lb bulldozers Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens, takes place this Saturday in San Antonio, and will likely go a long way to determining the next challenger to the featherwe more
Like at welterweight, a looming shadow has finally been lifted at middleweight. Anderson Silva's seven-year reign, one in which he amassed 14 stoppages and 10 title defenses, was particularly brutal. Not only did he terrorize every fighter in the world at 185 pounds, but he jumped up to light heavyweight to pick off two UFC Hall of Famers.
Along the way he polarized fans with his cocky demeanor and trash-talking nonchalance in the cage. For years, despite his athletic excellence, he failed to wo more