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Josh Barnett is a pro wrestler when he's not fighting in a cage, and he says that he understands why the UFC signed CM Punk. UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett moonlights as a pro wrestler, and has for years. He has a unique understanding of the parallels between pro wrestling and MMA, and in a recent MMA Hour interview, he gave his opinion on the UFC's signing of former WWE superstar CM Punk. In short, he's fine with it. But in typical Barnett fashion, he had to throw a little bit of trash talk at th read news >>

  • 4 days ago
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett had no problem with the UFC signing pro wrestling star CM Punk. He does, however, take issue with experienced mixed martial artists who have lined up to call out the man who otherwise goes by the name of Phil Brooks, who has yet to have an MMA fight. Barnett mocked Punk's would-be foes on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. "Okay dude, you've got like 30 fights and won like three little titles in other organizations and now you want to fight the guy wit read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett discusses his interest in a match-up against Brock Lesnar, as well as his desire to return to fighting. read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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That said, "The Warmaster" would like to face Lesnar because there is real interest in a fight between two pro wrestlers and it's good for business. Aside from calling out Michael Bisping, it seems clamoring for a bout against CM Punk and Brock Lesnar is all the rage these days in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). From Alistair Overeem calling for a rematch against Brock -- despite already beating him -- to Al IaQuinta, Derek Brunson, and the aforementioned Bisping asking to be the first to read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett is ready to end an Octagon hiatus that is well into its 14th month. And if things broke the right way, there's one specific fight he wouldn't mind targeting for a comeback. Like Barnett, there's another former UFC heavyweight champion out there who also has a pro wrestling background, a gentleman you may have heard of named Brock Lesnar. Lesnar's World Wrestling Entertainment contract is coming due sometime this spring, and speculation has run rampant read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- Benson Henderson will look back at his thrilling win over Brandon Thatch on Saturday night. 1:25 p.m. -- UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta will discuss his recent winning streak and upcoming fight against Jorge Masvidal. 1:45 p.m. -- Surging heavyweight Matt Mitrione will discuss what's next for him. 2:05 p.m. -- Veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett will talk about his decision to resume his MMA career. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Barnett believes that Japanese MMA is not done yet, and pro wrestling may be a key in helping it regain popularity read news >>

  • a month ago
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Barnett breaks down how he sees the UFC Heavyweight championship unification fight will go, and his thoughts on Jon Jones' positive test for cocaine use. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Chris "Huggy Bear" Barnett locks up an undefeated 2014, Mizuto HIrota brings the pain, surging UFC vet Yoshiyuki Yoshida faces inaugural Sengoku lightweight champion Satoru Kitaoka, plus Shinya Aoki and Mirko Cro-Cop pick up wins. JMMA may have contracted in recent years, but certain traditions are still holding strong, including the customary, blockbuster New Year's Eve fight cards. At the annual Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye, Chris Barnett (12-1-0) made short work of Shinichi Suzukawa (1-3-0), putting him a read news >>

  • a month ago
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Japan’s long history of New Year’s Eve combat-sports events continued today with Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014, which saw two MMA notables pick up dominant wins.Filed under: News read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former UFC and PRIDE heavyweight Mirko Filipovic weighed in at 234.79 earlier today for his upcoming IGF title fight against Judo ace Satoshii Ishii, who was not far behind at 236.77. Also in heavyweight action, Chris Barnett squashed the scale at 334.66 for his Shinichi Suzukawa (220.9) showdown at tomorrow's (Dec. 31, 2014) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 hybrid event inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. That's not all. Here are the full Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 weigh in results (via Sherdog.com): IGF C read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Satoshi Ishii is set to rematch Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at Inoki Bom Ba Ye on New Year's Eve. Plus, watch their full first fight here. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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For a grown man in a teddy bear costume, Chris Barnett may be the most unassuming heavyweight fighter on the planet. Physically, the man who goes by “Huggy Bear” is a walking contradiction to everything the common fan might associate with being an MMA fighter. There is no ridiculously chiseled physique, angry walkouts or no over-the-top pre-fight banter. What you see is what you get from Barnett—an exceptionally large man (5'9", 295 lbs) with an even bigger smile. There is nothing wrong with bei read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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If you were hoping for a rematch of their 2006 open weight grand prix final, sorry, they aren't fighting against one another. In fact, they aren't even competing in the same sport, as Mirko Filipovic is putting his newly-won championship on the line against an opponent to be named in a mixed martial arts (MMA) bout, while Josh Barnett is appearing as a pro wrestler at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 on Dec. 31, 2014 inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Sherdog.com brought word of the additions on Tues read news >>

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