I consider Josh Barnett the greatest UFC Heavyweight Champion that never was. Rodriguez, Sylvia, Mir, Arlovski, Buentello, Monson, Kongo and basically every single heavyweight fighter until Nog would've been owned by Barnett if he'd found a way to stay in the UFC and with his personality, I have no doubt he'd have been one of the major "FACES" of the UFC. With all that being said, I can't stand the prick.
That first fight with Randy was a total owning and I just think Barnett's style is too multifacited for Randy to handle and he'd eventually be overwhelmed much like the first time.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes