Josh Barnett StrikeforceThroughout his career, Josh Barnett has been a part of a great many big fights including stints in both the UFC and Pride.

But when the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix started, Barnett believes they may have assembled the greatest group of fighters to ever start for one tournament.

Unfortunately, a couple of upsets, the fact that Alistair Overeem was removed from the tournament, and multiple delays left a bit of a black eye on what was potentially a fantastic tournament put on by Strikeforce.

Still, Barnett believes the end game with his fight against Daniel Cormier will still pay off.

“As a Grand Prix, this was arguably the greatest collection of heavyweights that there had ever been put together. This is going to be a tournament that’s going to be marred with an asterisk here and there because of the way things turned out,” said Barnett.

“I think when it’s all said and done if you were to watch it front to back, you’d be hard pressed to find anybody that could seriously say, ‘I hated this.’ I think it’s going to shine in the end; it’s going to deliver.”

Check out this one on one interview with Barnett prior to his fight with Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce:

For more MMA News and MMA Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

Jake Shields believes he’d beat UFC champ Robbie Lawler in a rematch

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields believes he would be able to beat UFC champ Robbie Lawler in a rematch. read news >>

Jorge Masvidal survives In-n-Out Burger temptation, wants Matt Brown or Kim

  • 22 days ago
  • 5 views

LAS VEGAS – It seemed odd that Strikeforce and UFC veteran Jorge Masvidal would miss weight for The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, considering he was fighting a weight class above his usual limit.Filed read news >>

Twitter reacts to Robbie Lawler's knockout of Rory MacDonald at UFC 189

  • 23 days ago
  • 68 views

Robbie Lawler has been flawless in rematches during his career. At UFC 189 he continued that trend when he topped Rory MacDonald for a second time with a fifth-round knockout in the co-main event to read news >>

UFC 189 results: Gunnar Nelson stops Brandon Thatch for 10th career submission

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Gunnar Nelson went back to basics and shook off his first career loss in short order. The Icelandic submission whiz wasted little time Saturday night at UFC 189 against Brandon Thatch, winning via re read news >>

UFC 189 results: Thomas Almeida buries Brad Pickett with vicious jumping knee

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Thomas Almeida remains undefeated with his 20th career victory after turning the lights out on Brad Pickett to open the main card at UFC 189. The Brazilian phenom defeated Brad "One Punch" Pickett by read news >>

UFC 189's Dennis Bermudez to Jeremy Stephens: 'Catch me if you can'

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

If you’ve watched Jeremy Stephens during his eight-year, 20-fight UFC career, you know about the striker’s weapons of choice. His UFC 189 opponent, meanwhile, isn’t exactly concerned.Filed under: Fea read news >>

CM Punk talks UFC debut, criticism, religion in MMA and new writing career with Marvel Comics

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

CM Punk took part in his very own media scrum while in Las Vegas for International Fight Week and UFC 189. Among the topics discussed were training, his UFC debut, religion in MMA and his blossoming read news >>

Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Dominique Steele will have an opportunity to compete on the big stage of the UFC after Antonio Braga Neto was forced out of his UFC on FOX 16 bout with Zak Cummings.F read news >>

UFC Middleweight Costas Philippou Retires from MMA

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

In a somewhat surprising move, UFC middleweight contender Costas Philippou has decided to end his MMA career. Philippou has not personally commented on his decision. However, Sherdog did confirm the read news >>

Cyborg wants Correia to KO Rousey, claims Ronda doesn't know what is to be 'hit in the face'

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Cristiane Cyborg believes Bethe Correia must trust her hands and look for the knockout against Ronda Rousey. Also believes their super fight will happen before she calls it a career. Cristiane Justin read news >>