It’s been more than a decade since Josh Barnett last stepped foot in the UFC Octagon, but that stretch may finally be coming to an end.

The former UFC heavyweight champion has definitely had his ups and downs with his former employer over the years, but there’s no denying his charisma, appeal and skill inside the cage.

Barnett has gone 9-1 over his last 10 fights with his only loss coming to current top ranked heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier. The rest of his resume speaks for itself as well.

That’s why Barnett will likely find himself back in the UFC fold after there was a lot of discussion about whether he would return or not after Strikeforce folded earlier this month.

“He has not (signed), we’ll see what happens,” UFC president Dana White said about Barnett on Thursday. “I think we will (sign him), we’ll see how it goes.”

Barnett brings with him a unique skill set for the heavyweight division, as well as the gift of gab any time a microphone is in front of his face. A former pro wrestler as well, Barnett is not only a gifted athlete, but also understands the entertainment aspect of MMA.

He would be a welcome addition to the UFC heavyweight roster, and could inject new life into a series of possible match-ups in the future.

No deal is done yet, but White seems optimistic that they can come to an agreement with Barnett and welcome him back into the UFC fold.

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