10-26-2012, 06:31 AM
Status: lone brave creationist
Join Date: Sep 2007
Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Barnett would've been in a mighty catbird position with ZUFFA had he have defeated Cormier(eight straight), but now I think ZUFFA probably doesn't want to pay him what he's asking and probably don't want to deal with all of the headaches he brings, regardless of Josh's talent. Barnett would've come into the UFC with far and away the hottest run at HW outside of the UFC(even if some of his wins on his streak were stellar), but right now I think he's got too much pride to take a UFC offer if it isn't top tier money and I don't think he's too highly valued within ZUFFA due to his baggage.
I think Barnett is a great HW, I think he's better than 90% plus UFC HWs(sans JDS, Cain, Werdum, Cormier IMO), but I really don't see him ever fighting in the UFC again.
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