Josh BarnettThere seems to be a lot of uncertainty when it comes to Strikeforce’s future, and the fighters still under contract with the promotion.

The current plan is for Strikeforce to put on a “mega show” in January 2013 to help make up for the last two cards that had to be cancelled due to numerous injuries that ravaged the top fighters expected to compete.

One fighter who is among those stuck in limbo is heavyweight Josh Barnett, who has a single fight left under the Strikeforce banner until he’s free to pursue other interests. Strikeforce did away with the heavyweight division in 2012 with the exception of Barnett and Daniel Cormier who were the finalists in the first ever Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Since their fight in May, both Cormier and Barnett have been awaiting another fight to finish out their time in Strikeforce and either move over to the UFC, or find a new promotion to compete in.

While nothing has been signed, Barnett believes that he will be a part of the huge show planned for January with Strikeforce, allowing him to fulfill the final fight on his deal.

“I do know that I’m looking forward to fighting sometime in January for Strikeforce, and giving all the fans that have been following me on Showtime and Strikeforce exactly what they expect,” Barnett told Inside MMA on Monday.

When pressed on the subject about whether or not he truly believed he would be a part of that card, Barnett was emphatic in his idea that he would be fighting in January.

While no announcements about the card have been made, rumors have circulated that multiple title fights and several other major fights are expected for the January Strikeforce show.

It appears Barnett believes he’s going to at least be one part of the plan.

“I really do expect that. I don’t have an opponent, I can just start with all my members of my team in the gym, and start thrashing them,” said Barnett.

The proposed Strikeforce card in January has had no confirmed bouts or participants yet, but several high profile fights are likely going to land on the show taking place in early 2013.

Check out the full interview with Barnett from Inside MMA below:

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