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Josh Barnett Reacts To Not Getting Fedor Fight At Bellator Moscow

Josh Barnett has expressed disappointment in missing out on fighting Fedor Emelianenko in Russia. Many names were being speculated for Emelianenko's October bout in Moscow. Fighters such as Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Barnett, and even PFL's Fabricio Werdum were talked about. Ultimately, Bellator gave the fight to Timothy Johnson. Barnett...

Scott Coker Reacts To Josh Barnett’s Last-Minute Bellator 235 Removal

Bellator president Scott Coker feels bad for Josh Barnett over his illness, which prevented him from competing on Friday (Dec. 20). Barnett was scheduled to take on Ronny Markes in the main event of Bellator 235. This was set to be "The Warmaster's" Bellator debut. It was announced later in...

Josh Barnett Issues Statement On Last-Minute Bellator 235 Removal

Josh Barnett is apologetic after his last-minute Bellator 235 withdrawal. Barnett was expected to make his Bellator debut against Ronny Markes. The bout was set to headline one of the final three Bellator events of 2019. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until backstage interviewer Jenn Brown was seen by...

Josh Barnett vs. Ronny Markes Canceled Due To Illness

Josh Barnett vs. Ronny Markes has been canceled. Barnett was set to take on Markes in a heavyweight main event bout tonight (Dec. 20) at Bellator 235. During the broadcast, it was revealed that Barnett was not medically cleared due to an illness. The new main event is Erik Perez...

Josh Barnett Has Only Two Goals For Bellator Tenure

Josh Barnett is set to make his Bellator debut this Friday when he takes on Ronny Markes in Hawaii. Should Barnett win this fight, he would immediately become one of the top heavyweights in Bellator, which is his goal. He wants to be the one to dethrone Ryan Bader...

Josh Barnett Plans On MMA Return Next Year

Josh Barnett plans on returning to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition soon. Barnett left the UFC after a falling out with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). He's now a free agent and will entertain offers from MMA promotions that would like to inquire about his services. He hasn't fought since...

Manager: Josh Barnett is Evaluating Five Offers

It appears Josh Barnett is highly sought after in the free agency market. Barnett made some waves when he revealed he requested his release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). "The Warmaster" wanted to explore his options and he doesn't trust the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after going through arbitration....

Josh Barnett Issues Written Statement on UFC Departure

Josh Barnett has issued a written statement Sunday regarding his decision to leave the UFC. After failing a 2016 out of competition drug test, Barnett would bring the case to an independent arbitrator in a process that would later vindicate Barnett and prove his innocence. This ending was bittersweet for...

Josh Barnett Asked For His Release from The UFC

When news broke that Josh Barnett (35-8) was released from the UFC the reasons for his departure were unknown. However, once the word was out Barnett explained to ESPN that he had trouble with the way his situation with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was handled and feels...

Heavyweight Josh Barnett Released by UFC

Josh Barnett is no longer a member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster. Despite being allowed to compete after his legal battle with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Barnett will not be returning to the Octagon. Barnett's last bout was back in Sept. 2016 when he submitted Andrei Arlovski. MMAJunkie's...

Josh Barnett Sues Supplement Maker For Failed Test

Last month, Josh Barnett successfully took USADA to an arbitrator and won his case. Now the former UFC Heavyweight Champion is free to fight after having his 2-year suspension reduced to a public warning. Barnett is now going after the supplement maker who he alleges caused his failed drug test...

Josh Barnett Hopes His Case Changes Things for USADA

It has been 18 months since Josh Barnett stepped inside a UFC cage. Barnett was notified of a potential doping violation in December of 2016 and has been butting heads with USADA ever since. Last week, Barnett became the first fighter to successfully appeal a USADA suspension to an independent...

Josh Barnett Says Road to Overcoming USADA Was Costly

Josh Barnett can fight once again, but he had to spend a significant amount of money in the process. Barnett was on a provisional suspension after being flagged for a violation of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) policy. Barnett went to arbitration to fight the suspension. Barnett was able to...

Josh Barnett Cleared to Return to UFC After Arbitration with USADA Over Doping Case

Josh Barnett can finally resume his UFC career. The former heavyweight champion has been sidelined since Dec. 9, 2016 when USADA officials announced that an out of competition drug test had been flagged as a potential violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy. Barnett has remained unavailable while on a provisional suspension...

Travis Browne Buries The Hatchet With Josh Barnett

For years, Josh Barnett took issue with Travis Browne's actions after their late 2013 bout. Barnett was knocked out in the first round via elbows as he was going for a takedown. After the bout, Browne made a throat-slashing taunt that "The Warmaster" had been known for. This didn't sit...