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Josh Barnett Says Nobody Wants to Fight Him

(His body is in the ring, but his mind is still back in the locker room, trying to come up with an eight-letter word for ‘Movie opening.’)

Contrary to what you’ve seen on the internet lately, Josh Barnett is not content to spend the rest of his life trading mean faces with Bob Sapp and roughing up hapless foes in regional grappling tournaments. He really does want to fight for real again, or so he declared on his Twitter recently, but the problem is that he can’t find an opponent. At least, he can’t find a heavyweight opponent willing to meet him in Japan, which is sort of his only option at the moment since he can’t seem to get right with the athletic commissions back home in the U.S.

Barnett told fans he’d heard a “rumor” that both Tim Sylvia and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (both of whom have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at some point in their past) had each turned down fights with Babyface in Dream. How much fact there is in that rumor, we can’t really say, but it wouldn’t exactly surprise us to hear that “The Maine-iac” is more or less done fighting quality opponents and has decided instead to crush whatever cans Monte Cox lines up for him.

So if Barnett won’t be facing off against either of those fellow juicers (sorry “Bigfoot,” we meant alleged juicers), does that mean he’ll be watching Dream.13 on TV? Not necessarily. As Fighters Only reports, British heavyweight Neil Grove is said to be waiting to find out whether he might face Alistair Overeem or Barnett on the March 22 card.

Either seems plausible, just as it seems very likely that we won’t find out anything for sure until the last minute. But we can’t help but wonder, if both Overeem and Barnett are up for fighting in Japan later this month, and if Dream has access to them both, why not throw them in there against one another?

Nah, that’d never work. I mean, who wants to see a fight that’s actually competitive?

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mma samurai- March 1, 2010 at 9:07 pm
No one wants to fight Barnett because who wants to be the first person to lose via foupa submission??? Or a male cameltoe lock???

Here you go Lashley here's your chance to "slowly work your way up the ranks".
Than- March 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm
robthom- March 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm
Lol @ ghostboner, again.

"Barnett vs. it...what do they got to lose?."

Them, nothing.
The rest of us, precious air IMO.
Seoul Brother- March 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Y'know, with all the fighters guilty of limited brain pan volume shootin' off their mouths about killing & dying ugly like a broke dick dog, I certainly hope that Barnett's next opponent is legit in a legit fight.

Even a greasy, past-his-sell-date twat like Shonie Carter has more talent than that irrelevant county fair carney. Fuck Barnett. Fuck that delusional jagoff moron.
cecils_pupils- March 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm
S-T-E-R-O-I-D-S = 8 letters. R-O-I-D-R-A-G-E = 8 letters.
You know what also has 8 letters? Premiere.
echoxer0- March 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm
dearest CP,

please put this juicing P.O.S. on the ship to ban island too.
he is absolutely despicable. He clearly tried to juice prior fighting the worlds #1 fighter. for that he is dead to me forever.
Lysol- March 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm
KrmtDfrog Says:
Mon, 03/01/2010 - 12:35
Probably because no one wants to get into a training camp for 6-8 weeks, with all the costs involved, only to find out that your opponent failed their inf'th drug test.

ghostboner- March 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm
I think we know that if Horsemeatereem were scheduled against A- a fellow juice tiger, and B- someone with killer grappling skills, that he would inevitably find he had some K1 fight happening on that very same night. Or maybe he would be washing his hair that night. Something would come up.
ReX13- March 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm
so's 'premiere'.
Sabado Gigante- March 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm
I'm interested on seeing who wins the no-shame game!
Fastolph- March 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

That's eight letters.
Mex- March 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm
Don't give a damn about steroids in combat sports, I just want to see good fights and Josh provides those. Timmy and Elephantmanfoot are just scared.
2phresh- March 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Jose Canseco might have found another sport to snitch on ppl
KrmtDfrog- March 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Probably because no one wants to get into a training camp for 6-8 weeks, with all the costs involved, only to find out that your opponent failed their inf'th drug test. He'll find work in Japan, I'm sure, just not against too many relevant people and certainly not here in the states.
doctorfunk- March 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm
I absolutely agree with Rex13, and his spectacular pejorative nicknames. Rock on.
El Guapo- March 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Barnett... Lay and Pray... FTW!!

By the 3rd or 4th "Our Father" Overeem will be "Via Con Dios".
mynameisalsoben- March 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm
barnett vs. overeem = busted juicer vs. soon-to-be-busted juicer
Murdock- March 1, 2010 at 11:51 am
Barnett vs. it...what do they got to lose?....NOTHING!!
mt59801- March 1, 2010 at 11:19 am
This is Jose Canseco's big chance! I dub this battle Roid Rage in The Shame Cage.
Lysol- March 1, 2010 at 10:56 am
Barnett vs. Overeem? As in, two suppossed Top 10s who've done nothing but crush cans and fail/refuse drug tests? In Japan, where the only people who even remotely care about this fight live in America?

I'm going to assume this fight won't happen.
robthom- March 1, 2010 at 10:50 am
Lol @ overeem/barnett being competitive.

You know overeem sucks right? I'm sure barnett would like us to think that it would be competitive though.

About as competitive as when he put his reputation on the line against pedro rizzo or gilbert yvel.
Top 10 indeed.

Fedor likes to fight in Japan right?
But methinks thats not the kind of competitive barnett has in mind.
HearDaRiddum- March 1, 2010 at 10:46 am
the winner of overeem vs barnett (if the fight happens) will be whoever takes the most riods. but i have overeem edging out barnett, because of horse meat devouring.
ReX13- March 1, 2010 at 10:45 am
If Bitchassereem and The Babyfat Assassin mix it up at Dream13, i won't say anything negative about either of them for one (1) week, including using unflattering nicknames.
Make it happen, oh mighty kami.
steampunk22- March 1, 2010 at 10:44 am

Japan loves a good freakshow/mismatch. Its too bad because Overeem and Barnett would be a decent fight.
DazedNConfused- March 1, 2010 at 10:38 am
I was excited when he was scheduled to fight Fedor. That has long since gone and he has hit 3 steroid convictions. That is pathetic. I wish him luck in the future but do not care to see him fight ever again.