16 Feb 2010 15:13:55 PM
(The finals of the 205+ division. See all the videos here.)
It sounds like the opening to a joke that only MMA nerds would appreciate: ‘Josh Barnett walks into a grappling tournament…’ And yet this is how MMA’s best inactive heavyweight spent his Valentine’s Day weekend, tapping out all the poor bastards who had the misfortune to end up on the mat with him, and doing so with great ease. The dudes who signed up for the advanced division of this southern California grappling tournament probably expected some stiff competition, but they almost certainly did not expect to face a guy who was widely considered to be Fedor Emelianenko’s toughest challenger before a positive steroid test derailed the fight and torpedoed an entire organization.
This brings us to our pressing question for today – is Barnett’s grappling tournament bad-assery awesome, or not awesome? Follow me after the jump and let’s discuss the merits of both sides.Read More ADD COMMENTS (43) DIGG THIS