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Barnett Confronts Aleks Re: Shit-Talking, Take Two


(Making mean faces and threatening gestures isn’t just a hobby for Barnett, it’s a lifestyle.)

Despite the language barrier between them, Josh Barnett and Aleks Emelianenko still manage to maintain a fairly healthy war of words.  You might recall this video of Barnett trying to communicate to the other Emelianenko brother just how unafraid he was of a rematch with him when the two were both backstage at the first Affliction show last summer.  Then Aleks popped up recently to assure us all the he could totally fight in America, no matter what you heard, and also claimed he offered to fight Barnett but old Babyface refused to take him up on the offer.

Well, that’s about all you need to say to get Barnett to put your name in the streets on an internet forum.  And when he does, he’s not going to tiptoe around the  whole blood-borne disease issue:

It has come to my attention that Aleksander Emelianenko has been making very bold statements about me again. I have heard, from his own blog have you, that I have been offered a fight with him recently and refused and that I was scared when I approached him backstage at Affliction: Banned. Well, I for one have heard from many valid sources that Aleks has a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis B and with his abundance of tattoo work that could easily be the case. This rules out the possibility of fighting him in a sanctioned fight anywhere they require a blood test. I have not been offered any such fight with Aleks but will say this : If you want a rematch Aleks all you have to do is come up to me somewhere and say something. Talk any kind of shit you want and it’s on. If you got the guts, we will do it right then and there and I for one will make sure you won’t be able to ask for much of anything, let alone a rematch ,when I am done with you.


Who got told?  Aleks got told.  And on the internets.

Anyone else find it strange that Barnett can have such a friendly relationship with Fedor, and yet such animosity toward his brother?  If you ask me that’s more support for the theory that Aleks is an embarrassment to Fedor.  And since Fedor is beloved in Russia, does that mean Aleks is also an embarrassment to his country?  It would seem as though he is morally obligated to track down Barnett (hint: try a video arcade or comic book store) and take him up on this offer in order to prove his worth to his brother and all of Mother Russia.  Though the last time he did that, this happened:

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Oatmeal- March 30, 2009 at 11:04 am
hey its johnny bravo...
Anonymous- March 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm
I honestly think this is mostly all talk, maybe a bit of back-chat...but still only talk.

Maybe he realizes he probably won't get an opportunity to fight fedor unless they both get back into/back into the UFC.

Anonymous- March 27, 2009 at 10:14 am
"the internets" hyuk hyuk! awesome!
Imbecile- March 27, 2009 at 9:23 am
I get the whole "anytime, anywhere" attitude Barnett has, but I think I would let my pride take a backseat to the whole liver-destroying-blood-borne-illness thing that Aleks might be bringing to a street fight.
Dr.- March 27, 2009 at 8:56 am
In the fight vid, Barnett looks like that infected guy in I am Legend that was pissed at Will Smith.
UFCINCALGARYALBERTACANADA- March 27, 2009 at 8:47 am
WAR....nobody in MMA knowing the first thing about punch-chew-a-tion!

With all that money rolling in, you might want to hook up some online English classes before you hit the blog sites!
Tangy Terry - March 27, 2009 at 8:44 am
GettUpAndKill Says:

I'm pretty sure if I had elbows that big, i'd use them more than my mouth.

Damn GettUpAndKill, that's a good one. Wish I would have wrote that!
kellenavalanche- March 27, 2009 at 7:53 am
Aleks didn't seem to be talking shit at all. He said that Barnett was one of the best fighters in the world and would love to fight him again and that when he fought in Canada he asked to challenge Barnett but Josh wanted more money than the organization could pay ( and then was cornering his opponent)..... Then kinda went on to say that Barnett deserved the money.... Didn't seem to be calling him out other to say that he would love to fight him again. Also, wasn't Aleksander whooping on him pretty hard at the beginning of this fight which is not shown? Also, isn't Barnett a douche?
Captain Bringdown- March 27, 2009 at 7:52 am
@jugger

"If I remember correctly Aleks was winning that fight up until he lost."

LOL. I love these type of comments. More like this include:

"Cro Cop was going to destroy GG until he was KO'd"
"The NE Patriots were winning Super Bowl XX until the Bears Scored"
"I was so going to fuck her until she said no."

Keep it up jugger. Hilarious.
Jugger- March 27, 2009 at 7:28 am
If I remember correctly Aleks was winning that fight up until he lost.
VideodromeNow- March 27, 2009 at 6:54 am
weakest tap ever!
Danal White- March 27, 2009 at 6:52 am
Oh look, its the Perez Hilton of MMA telling us which fighters dont like each other, which are embarassed and which have the herp and more speculation taken right out of your ass where all those cocks have left you with lots of room.

Youre two minutes away from writing columns about Paris Hilton.

There is a reason people respect Sam Caplan and other writers and think youre a homo hack.
mayhem420- March 27, 2009 at 5:39 am
Ok so he will fight the one Emelianenko brother that he already beat but when it comes Fedor he is all duck and run.
Truth- March 26, 2009 at 11:15 pm
Barnett and Aleks Both KNow Barnett was on the sauce the first time they fought

ALEKS OVER BABYFACE NE TIME
Anonymous- March 26, 2009 at 8:57 pm
u guys should post the begginning of the fight, barnett gets punished
Anonymous- March 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm
if he doesnt gas this time aleks would whoop fat boy's ass, again
The Juice- March 26, 2009 at 8:21 pm
I view this site on a mobile phone every day and recently the pictures haven't been showing up for a while now. Any idea why?
The Baby- March 26, 2009 at 7:21 pm
Barnett's still ducking Fedor.
Anonymous- March 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm
Everybody duck...the monkeys are flinging poo again.
the stolen gnome- March 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm
Barnett's a sav for the Japanese-speak.
dugmouth- March 26, 2009 at 5:35 pm
well said...and Barnett's striking looked sooo great against Aleks...but way to avoid Hep-B
RJeezy- March 26, 2009 at 5:31 pm
I haven't seen the fight in awhile, but wasn't Aleks laying a mollywhopping down on Josh before he gassed? I hate using gassing as an excuse but if Aleks actually dedicated himself for once I see no reason (cue the Hep jokes) he couldn't take Josh or anyone else with a different last name than him.
GetUpAndKill- March 26, 2009 at 5:03 pm
I'm pretty sure if I had elbows that big, i'd use them more than my mouth.
Ample- March 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm
Barnett is pretty sick and damn classy of him to check on Alek's arm before he started celebrating his W. WOrd up on a rematch i'd love to see that shit
PurplePickle- March 26, 2009 at 4:48 pm
Aleks will have to wait in line until Barnett whoops KenFlo for making those informed, articulate comments on the Yvel fight. Then it is so fucking on, brutha! WAR Internet Feuds!!
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