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  • 02-20-2013, 04:30 AM
    initial_zen
    Quote Originally Posted by joeodd2 View Post
    Ok I'm a Josh Barnett Fan, but he's 1-1 in his last two fights. Got battered and destroyed by Cromier. I think he does have something to prove before he can make those kinds of demands. It's definitely a missed opportunity for Josh, maybe he doesn't want to risk his market value by fighting guys like Junior and Cain? IDK, sounds like he would already know that the UFC wasn't going to budge....
    Yea because choosing his last 2 fights isnt skewed or anything. I mean he is also 9-1 in his last ten fights.

    I think this would have been a bad match up for him anyways, much like his crocop fights.
  • 02-20-2013, 02:27 AM
    joeodd2
    Ok I'm a Josh Barnett Fan, but he's 1-1 in his last two fights. Got battered and destroyed by Cromier. I think he does have something to prove before he can make those kinds of demands. It's definitely a missed opportunity for Josh, maybe he doesn't want to risk his market value by fighting guys like Junior and Cain? IDK, sounds like he would already know that the UFC wasn't going to budge....
  • 02-19-2013, 11:13 PM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    JDS finishes him inside 2 rounds if that ever happens.
  • 02-19-2013, 08:48 PM
    Pasha K
    Barnett should feel lucky.
    JDS would mess him up worse than Crocop did.
  • 02-19-2013, 04:21 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Well he wouldn't get an immediate title shot.
    So one would assume it was over PPV buys, a Fox card or a commentary shot.
  • 02-19-2013, 04:17 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Well he wouldn't get an immediate title shot.
  • 02-19-2013, 04:14 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    What 'something' did Josh Barnett want? - Mixed Martial Arts News

    Barnett's manager Leland LaBarre recently appeared on The MMA Hour, and offered a statement on Barnett's behalf.

    "I was excited to fight Junior. I thought he was a favorable match up for me, but Zuffa was unwilling to give me something that they gave Eddie Alvarez. No disrespect to Eddie, but I felt it was fair to give it to me as well. Although things seem to be working out well for me, I feel bad for the fans. They wanted me to fight certain guys in the UFC and I really wanted to give them those fights. Once we get the deal we are working on done, the fight the fans scream for will be lost forever."

    The two key aspects of the statement are the indication that Barnett is nearing completion of a deal, presumably with another promotion, and the word "something."

    What is the "something" that Eddie Alvarez was offered that Barnett was not.

    The deal with Eddie Alvarez, so enticing that it has led to a court case with Bellator that appears to be in settlement negotiation, had several key points:
    •Eight fight deal;
    •Immediate title shot;
    •$250,000 signing bonus;
    •$75,000 to show and another $75, 000 to win, escalating $5,000 with each win, to a maximum of $210,000;
    •A cut of the PPV buys ($1 for the first 200,000 to 400,000 buys, $2 for the next 400,000 to 600,000 buys, and $2.50 for each buy over 600,000).
    • A fight on a FOX card, with the attendant exposure to millions of fans;
    •Three commentary opportunities.
  • 02-18-2013, 09:39 PM
    optimusjoel
    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    so was overeem.

    Pro-wrestling = PED's as well as other banned substances (painkillers, etc.)

    Y2JUBAE really isnt coming out of left field when he said its because of the drug testing, it very well could be that.
    Josh does the pro wrestling in Japan, its not the same as it is here, not to mention the banned substance he was busted with last time was typically used to cut weight (that is if my memory serves me).
  • 02-18-2013, 05:25 AM
    BonesKnows
    Quote Originally Posted by Repenter View Post
    we can't boil this down to the steroid thing. he was tested and passed in SF. he's always been very adamant about a non-exclusive contract so he could do pro wrestling and other ventures. i've heard more interviews with him than i can count, and believe the rhetoric on this one.
    so was overeem.

    Pro-wrestling = PED's as well as other banned substances (painkillers, etc.)

    Y2JUBAE really isnt coming out of left field when he said its because of the drug testing, it very well could be that.
  • 02-18-2013, 04:34 AM
    Repenter
    we can't boil this down to the steroid thing. he was tested and passed in SF. he's always been very adamant about a non-exclusive contract so he could do pro wrestling and other ventures. i've heard more interviews with him than i can count, and believe the rhetoric on this one.
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