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It Begins (Again): Josh Barnett Added to UFC.com [UPDATED]

Could the Warmaster be Octagon-bound after all? Props to Karl Olsson on the UG for giving us the heads-up that a fighter page for Josh Barnett has just been added to UFC.com. The page lists the heavyweight veteran’s career record, a few striking/grappling stats, and a brief Q&A which reveals that Barnett “sold guns” before he started fighting, and that he considers his win over Randy Couture at UFC 36 to be the key fight in his career. Keep in mind that Barnett was stripped of his UFC heavyweight title following that win due to a positive test for multiple steroids, which is what put him on the UFC’s black-list in the first place.

Barnett’s re-signing with the UFC hasn’t been officially announced, but we’ll let you know if that changes. In the meantime, feel free to suggest possible matchups for Josh’s UFC return in the comments section. (Our twitter suggestion that Barnett fight Pat Barry was quickly dismissed by both men.)

Update: On Thursday, 1/17, Barnett tweeted that despite his inclusion on the UFC website, he still hasn’t signed a contract.

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Thumblaster- January 18, 2013 at 3:59 am
Barnett's dungeonmaster is one hell of a negotiator. I wont believe this untill I hear it from dana himself. Warmaster what a fucking tool . I liked baby faced asassin.
J.Jones- January 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm
@knuckle - I'm guessing you just overlooked MMAMania, BloodyElbow, FightersOnly, and Lowkick (to name a few), who have all run with this story as well. But please, GO ON.
Mir please break Brocks neck- January 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm
Jonathan Brookins Vs Josh Barnett (ie Pussy VS Pussy). Here. We. GO!!!
BuckWild- January 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Barnett vs Roy Nelson. End of story
knucklesamitch- January 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm
Also, Barnett is 32-6, which means that profile existed before the Strikeforce finale. Another note, no other MMA site is running this story, which means it's total BS, as everyone here knows all the legit MMA stories get ripped off other sites and posted 2 days later after CP has had a chance to edit with their brand of humor.
Mr_Misanthropy- January 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm
Josh Barnett vs. my 16th level +10 Orc-mage paladin warlock.
rudedude- January 17, 2013 at 11:03 am
Barnett vs big country
knucklesamitch- January 17, 2013 at 10:55 am
Who cares ... Here's a short list of fighters with a profile on UFC.com if you do a "search". Mike Kyle, Babalu Sobral, Brock Lesnar, James Toney, Tyron Woodley.
HomeSchooled- January 17, 2013 at 10:54 am
Taking bets on when he's going to be busted for 'roids

I got within 14 months
b45bartnik- January 17, 2013 at 10:33 am
I also just checked the UFC.COM and Josh Barnett is on there. You just have to type in his name when you go to the fighters page.
1canadiankid78- January 17, 2013 at 10:01 am
Just checked the "new" UFC.com and Josh Barnett is not on it
GrandShamrock- January 17, 2013 at 10:00 am
Put him against rico rodriguez or pedro rizzo.
ArmFarmer- January 17, 2013 at 9:20 am
Tella, you may be thinking of wes sims.
TellaTruth- January 17, 2013 at 9:16 am
I thought he head-stomped Mir in the past. No?
SumDumGuy- January 17, 2013 at 10:51 am
That was Wes Sims
algiersheadkick504- January 17, 2013 at 9:12 am
Travis Browne would be a nice welcome fight unless his knee still fucked up
Fried Taco- January 17, 2013 at 8:52 am
Barnett vs Kizer
mma4ever- January 17, 2013 at 8:50 am
U have affended my family and u have affended the sholin temple
ArmFarmer- January 17, 2013 at 8:35 am
Ah good.. finally I can watch someone's career die a painful, ugly death in the UFC and not have to feel sad about it.
The12ozCurls- January 17, 2013 at 8:19 am
Josh Barnett VS Tater Williams
Casa de los pantelones- January 17, 2013 at 8:11 am
Barnett vs Mir would be a good grapple fest, because Barnett wont punch mir in his face and win instantly.
ReX13- January 17, 2013 at 8:06 am
I actually really wanted to see Barnett vs Mir. Him vs Nelson would be a little doughy, but i'd watch. Maybe Barnett vs Carwin?
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