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So, Any Heavyweights Feel Like Fighting Josh Barnett in Dream a Couple of Weeks From Now?

(If you think the Dream promoters won’t throw this kid in there with Barnett, then you haven’t been paying close enough attention.)

Josh Barnett has officially signed with Dream, according to MMA Weekly, and is gearing up for a return to non-scripted fighting action on their March 22 event.  There’s just one problem.  As he mentioned on his Twitter yesterday, nobody seems to want to fight him.  Or maybe that’s not true.  Maybe there are people who want to fight him.  They’re just, you know, a little busy at the moment.

Of the non-UFC, non-joke heavyweights out there who might actually give Barnett a fight, there just aren’t too many people with an empty dance card.  Alistair Overeem and Brett Rogers are both betrothed to one another, as are Andrei Arlovski and "Bigfoot" SilvaFedor Emelianenko and Fabricio Werdum seem headed for a May date, but even if the M-1 boys are throwing a wrench in those plans by angling to get a higher price tag for Fedor, it seems unlikely that Dream could convince Werdum to take a fight with Barnett on a couple weeks’ notice in the meantime.

Aside from some of the more ridiculous options (no offense Bob Sapp, it’s just, well, you know…), that doesn’t leave a lot of meat on the table for Babyface.  Whaddaya say, any huskier members of the Potato Nation feel like stepping up on short notice and making a few extra bucks?  We’re not going to lie to you, it’s probably going to hurt.

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Viva Hate- March 3, 2010 at 11:16 am
Moments after this photo was taken Barnett truned to the kid and said

"Okay you got your photo, now stick this needle in my ass, no homo"
skates- March 3, 2010 at 10:06 am
seth petruzelli will fight him
Danny Trejos Chest Tattoo- March 3, 2010 at 7:43 am
Aleks Emelianenko or The Snowman. both would be legit fights
peckawoodd- March 3, 2010 at 7:33 am
@ Stalker

Man, that is a trashy list of fighters...
Ryan Master Bader- March 3, 2010 at 5:53 am
Awww, they committing imaginary suicide together. Cute couple.
Jonny5- March 3, 2010 at 3:12 am
Like it or not Barnett b4 Affliction3 dirty pee debacle=one of the worlds best HW mma fighters. I hope that we can see the guy back in action just to decide if we can forget all about him already or if he really is one of the world's best fighters... just one of the worlds worst at peeing in a cup I guess 8-)
mma samurai- March 3, 2010 at 1:56 am
Get some of the guys from the Superhulk Tournament in the mix. Minowaman will fight anyone at any weight class at any time, Hong Man Choi (even though we all know he'll get destroyed), Sokudju bounces back and fourth from LHW to HW all the time. Hong Man Choi would be my last resort as far as this list goes though.
Haas- March 3, 2010 at 12:37 am
I got to go with Sergei Kharitonov. It has been about a year out from his loss to Monson. He may take it on short notice. My bet would be on a Japanese fighter though.
dedflesh- March 3, 2010 at 12:32 am
ill fight him, and ill win .. get me to japan, turd bags
cecils_pupils- March 3, 2010 at 12:18 am
Fuck it - I bet Jose Canseco would fight Barnett!
TheArtof8Limbs- March 2, 2010 at 9:26 pm
WAR MACHINE!!! (or obama)
robthom- March 2, 2010 at 8:24 pm
I like petruzelli, but he's a source of frustration the way he always finds a way to ruin a big break despite his decent arsenal.

And no, clipping kimbo is not the exception.

He's not the one.

Hauboot Rico.
He's not above taking advantage of an opportunity.
Or Kharatonov, or Monson, or Zentsov, or Hinkle.
ghostboner- March 2, 2010 at 8:08 pm
I think Rolles Gracie. I mean, it's not like he is under contract to the UFC, right?
DiazBros209- March 2, 2010 at 8:06 pm
"My fight with Ken has been pushed back till May. Going to try to get a last minute fight before Ken now." -Seth Petruzelli (Feb. 8/2010)

Courtesy of Twitter
silverbackseth: Ok so josh barnett needs a fight for dream in japan,ill do it! Who can make that happen?! (March 2/2010)

War Petruzelli
robthom- March 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm
Because barnet is a bullshitter!
Lysol- March 2, 2010 at 7:17 pm
@ skeletor:

If everyone on the list gets to fight him at once, then maybe they'll at least make it competitive.

And why the fuck has no one mentioned JEFF MONSON?
ldykilla82- March 2, 2010 at 7:14 pm
2 words Aleksander Emelianenko.

Let roid rage and Hep C duke it out again. Grudge match storyline is already there.
punchguyinface- March 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Seoul Brother- March 2, 2010 at 6:49 pm
@skeletor: If you're suggesting all of these mooks against Josh Barnett for a case of artificial nut juice, a supply of HGH injections, and a 20 piece Chicken McNugget meal, I'm there!

Let the Meatsack Attack commence!
cecils_pupils- March 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Tim Sylvia.
robthom- March 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm
Semmy was never really good at MMA.
Which causes me genuinely wonder about the mystique of the "K1 level striker".

Plus barnet has already polished that turd twice.
Although admittedly that would not preclude him (in this world) from dipping for thirds.
MMAExpertNewb- March 2, 2010 at 6:16 pm
Wouldn't mind seeing Semmy Schilt dip back into MMA.
And fuck the fuckin Diaz brothers Fuck em all- March 2, 2010 at 6:15 pm
If you guys can help me getting around that little felony from a few years back and throw in a few hoagies I'm there I don't have to piss test right... Right???
mma samurai- March 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm
Houston Alexander could play heavyweight again. Lord knows Monte Cox isn't worried about doing his fighters any justice
Mex- March 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm
I'll fight him for a CP shirt and airfare. The Bens can keep my winnings. My fight attire, a red speedo with matching knee pads. 6'2" 220 lbs