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  • 01-02-2013, 09:54 PM
    SimpleJack
    And MAUL Hunt.

    Nelson fight would look a lot like Rothwell's.
  • 01-02-2013, 09:51 PM
    Sniggles
    Barnett would beat Struve.
  • 01-02-2013, 09:47 PM
    SimpleJack
    Barnett's a legit fighter and likely a top 10 (maybe 15) guy if he's added today.

    Matches with Nelson, Werdum, Mir, and Bigfoot would be pretty compelling and I see him winning at LEAST half of those.

    For those saying he wouldn't be top 10, do you really think Hunt, Struve and Nelson should be ranked more highly?
  • 01-02-2013, 08:55 PM
    Sniggles
    Barnett's lifetime ban from the UFC will be the same as Marquardt's.
  • 01-02-2013, 05:20 PM
    Kimbo> Rampage
    Always been a fan of Barnett... aside from his problems with PED's...

    He is good in every area, a well rounded fighter... but I do see him as overrated... I still dont see how we can assume he is better than someone like Nog or Mir... Nog/Barnett fights were close and we really didnt see who was the better fighter... they have gone on to fight much different competition, and because Nog has lost some, we assume Josh is better. Rogers and Sergei are both dangerous on the feet, but an easy fight for someone like Josh, or another grappler. Werdum and Nelson could also be better than Josh...

    I just never understood it... Josh got beat up by CC a few times, and had a few close fights with Nog... then was somehow supposed to be "Fedor's Biggest Threat"


    Josh has always had a very strong top game... but his wrestling isnt at an elite level. He easily gets taken down by the better wrestlers, and struggles to get anyone down with solid TDD imo as far as the better UFC HW's go... His standup is solid... but again, with the company he is being compared to, nothing special. Josh's guard is not a strong point either, as with someone like Nelson... Werdum, Mir, and Nog all have superior guards to Josh's imo...

    Josh is clearly a UFC caliber fighter, and a top10 HW... I like the guy, he needs to be in the UFC... but he gets too much credit imo...


    I guess you could credit Josh for being part of the reason Affliction went down, maybe that will bring him some favor from Dana.
  • 01-02-2013, 05:23 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Quote Originally Posted by 1inthechamber View Post
    Damn I forgot about Sergei, they should bring him in too.
  • 01-02-2013, 03:11 AM
    1inthechamber
    Damn I forgot about Sergei, they should bring him in too.
  • 01-02-2013, 03:00 AM
    LefthookStcrook
    Quote Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE View Post
    He's easily a top 10 in the UFC in the HW division. He's still very dangerous and would be a great test for the HW's of the UFC.

    Honestly Josh is a great measuring stick and if a fighter can beat him, that solidifies that fighters legitimacy.
    I agree with everything besides the Bold. To call him "easily" top ten when he hasnt had a top ten win in nearly..what 6 years? Is a bit far fetched imo.

    "Could" he beat alot of UFC HWs? Im sure of it, but rankings dont go by what "could" happen, they go by actual accomplishments, And TBH Barnett doesnt have alot of good accomplishments recently...Chaulk it up to whatever you want but Barnetts best win in recent history is Brett Rogers..maybe Sergei. I dont think that automatically puts him above guys like Nelson/Struve/and Bigfoot(who imo are rounding out the bottom top 10 in the UFC)

    Agree with everything else though.

    On Topic: Id love to see Barnett in the UFC, fighting top ten guys regularly and testing clean while doing it. Theres lots of good matchups with him and hes got solid skills.

    Barnett/Nelson is a fights id like to see right now.

    For some reason I dont see it happening though.
  • 01-02-2013, 01:53 AM
    lwbrewer
    For someone who has been a muti time loser to tests. He's a big risk once he gets in with a top 5 as today fighters are tougher than his day and he had to jucie than what about now.
  • 01-02-2013, 12:22 AM
    Y2JUBAE
    He's easily a top 10 in the UFC in the HW division. He's still very dangerous and would be a great test for the HW's of the UFC.

    Honestly Josh is a great measuring stick and if a fighter can beat him, that solidifies that fighters legitimacy.
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