The Fight Nerd spoke with UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett AKA "The Warmaster" over the phone recently to talk about all things MMA & Pro Wrestling.
In part one of this three-part interview, Josh and I discuss his new role with Mauro Ranallo as part of the english-speaking commentary team for AXS TV's "New Japan Pro Wrestling" show, which premieres January 16. As a wrestler that has competed in NJPW and currently wrestles in the IGF (Inoki Genome Federation), Barnett explains how being in the ring there has given him more insight into his commentary, and also explains how awesome it is to be part of the show as a commentator.
Josh also explains why MMA fans who do not like pro wrestling should tune in to check out NJPW ( as well as anyone that likes combat sports but has never been into pro wrestling before), his thoughts on his match at the IGF Inoki Bom Ba ye 2014, where he was teamed with Naoya Ogawa to take on Ikuhisa Minowa (Minowaman) and Kazuyuki Fujita, and if he thinks that MMA
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