Josh Barnett StrikeforceIt’s been more than 10 years since Josh Barnett last stepped foot in the UFC Octagon, but following his last fight in Strikeforce in January, he could potentially have the chance to return.

The key word is “potentially” because nothing is signed, sealed or delivered at this point in terms of Barnett’s future with Zuffa.

Barnett faces relative unknown Nandor Guelmino at the final Strikeforce show on Jan 12, but then his contractual future remains a mystery.

It’s no secret that Barnett and UFC President Dana White have had a tumultuous relationship in the past, and as of right now there’s no word on if the former UFC heavyweight champion will get a second shot at fighting in the promotion or not.

“I don’t know, we’ll find out soon though. We’ll see,” White said about Barnett’s future.

While they don’t necessarily have to be best friends to work together, White is still unsure that he’s willing to bring Barnett into the organization after January.

Friends or not, White does respect Barnett’s fighting skills, and says that when Daniel Cormier beat him earlier in 2012, that was a big win for the former Olympian.

” What I said was true, the fact that (Daniel Cormier) beat Josh Barnett, that really means something, that’s a big deal,” White said.

It remains to be seen however if Barnett’s future lies in the UFC Octagon or elsewhere after Jan 12 passes.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 93 Free Fight: Watch Josh Barnett KO Frank Mir

  • 28 days ago
  • 73 views

UFC veteran Josh Barnett accomplished a new feat at UFC 164: a first-round knockout in the UFC. Barnett KO'd Frank Mir in Round 1 at UFC 164. read news >>

Behind the Battle Lines of Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett (UFC Preview Video)

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

Go behind the Battle Lines of UFC Fight Night 93 headliners Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett, as they prepare to fight in Hamburg, Germany. read news >>

Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 27 days ago
  • 20 views

September is all about the heavyweights in the UFC, and it gets started on Saturday, when Andrei Arlovski (25-12, 1 NC) meets Josh Barnett (34-8) at UFC Fight Night 93. The Hamburg, Germany, event is read news >>

UFC Remains Blissfully Indifferent to Bigotry After Mike Perry's Corner Fiasco

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

When Mike Perry's cornerman and UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson shouted out something flagrantly racist at UFC 202, it spirited me to a surprising place: my idyllic youth in Eagle River, Alaska. Perr read news >>

By The Numbers - Fight Night Hamburg

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Go inside the numbers of Fight Night Hamburg, featuring main and co-main event stars Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz. read news >>

Georges St-Pierre Talks UFC Return, Dana White and Possible Comeback Opponents

  • 25 days ago
  • 109 views

Georges St-Pierre has reaffirmed his intention to make a full return to MMA and has hit back at suggestions from UFC President Dana White that he doesn’t have the desire to fight. The 35-year-old has read news >>

UFC Fight Night 93: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Weigh-in Results

  • 23 days ago
  • 33 views

UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett got the green light, following Friday's weigh-ins in Hamburg, Germany. read news >>

Fight Night Arlovski vs Barnett weigh-in results

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC Fight Night Hamburg, which is headlined by former UFC heavyweight champs Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on Sept. 3. read news >>

Fighting for Barnett leads to fulfilling life

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

To Josh Barnett, fighting is more than just about a physical contest or wins and losses. It's about leading a fulfilling life. Barnett headlines Fight Night Hamburg against Andrei Arlovski on Sept. 3 read news >>

UFC Breakdown: Fight Focus Video – Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett

  • 23 days ago
  • 11 views

Former UFC fighter Dan Hardy breaks down all the potential in the main event of UFC Hamburg between Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett, which goes down Saturday. read news >>