Josh Barnett: “I love what I do for a living and I don’t want to do anything else.”

Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett knew he wanted to be a professional Mixed Martial Artist at an early age. Intrigued by a copy of UFC 2 he saw as a teenager, Barnett slowly made his march towards greatness with a few speed-bumps along the way but is now considered to be one of the top fighters in his division.

Barnett will test his abilities on May 19 against Daniel Cormier in the final of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in an attempt to pick up his ninth straight win. While the unbeaten Olympic wrestler may pose problems for Barnett, “The Warmaster” wouldn’t have it any other way given his calling in life.

“I love what I do for a living and I don’t want to do anything else. I meant to be a fighter,” said Barnett in an interview with Showtime profiling his journey in the sport. “If MMA wasn’t around maybe I’d be a boxer, maybe I’d be in the military, but I was meant for combat.”

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Cormier-Barnett will headline a card also featuring lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez defending his title against Josh Thomson as well as former title-holder Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante clashing with top 205er Mike Kyle.

Check out the full Barnett interview below: