30 seconds into last night’s Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix final, Josh Barnett knew something wasn’t right.

Technically, it was his left.

Barnett broke his hand punching opponent Daniel Cormier early in the first round and dealt with the pain and discomfort of the injury for the remainder of the 25-minute affair.

Ultimately, Barnett was defeated by Cormier by unanimous decision to claim the first and only Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix title.

On Sunday following the fight, Barnett sent out a picture of the X-Ray on Twitter of his broken hand that verified the injury once he visited his doctor.

The sting of defeat is a tough one to swallow, but the broken hand will surely serve as a reminder to Barnett for the next several weeks as he waits for it to heal so he can get back in action later this year.

The loss to Cormier was the first Barnett has suffered since a 2006 defeat at the hands of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira while fighting under the Pride banner in Japan.

Cormier also broke his hand during the fight with Barnett, but the San Jose based fighter will opt for surgery to repair the damage.

There’s been no word yet if Barnett will have to deal with any surgical procedure or just end up with a cast on his hands for several weeks.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

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

  • 27 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)

  • 26 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

  • 26 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 >>

By The Numbers - Fight Night Hamburg

  • 25 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 >>

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

  • 22 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

  • 23 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

  • 23 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

  • 22 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 >>

UFC Fight Night 93 Joe Rogan Video Preview: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett

  • 21 days ago
  • 14 views

Before they clash in the main event of UFC Hamburg on Saturday, hear Joe Rogan breakdown the heavyweight fight between Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett. read news >>

UFC Hamburg Fight Highlights: Josh Barnett and Andrei Arlovski Rock Em, Sock Em Opener

  • 21 days ago
  • 16 views

Check out the UFC Fight Night 93 highlights from the main event between Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett. read news >>