Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and former Strikeforce fighter Josh Barnett seems like one of the only fighters that fans thought for sure would end up in the UFC. Overtime, according to both parties, talks broke down, and they were never able to reach a deal. Everyone has been wondering where the controversial heavyweight will end up fighting next, but according to Barnett he thinks there is still hope that he ends up in the octagon again. In fact, Barnett basically agrees with the fact that that’s where he belongs. Barnett also stated that just one issue prevented him from signing with the company, but he wouldn’t say what the sticking point was.
Barnett told MMAFighhting:
“I would love to fight in the UFC next… I’ve been a top 10 fighter longer than anybody active in mixed martial arts at this time. And there’s a real good reason for that. To be in the UFC would mean to go back to where I already won the belt, to go back to where I was a champion at 24 years old, and try to cement my legacy as an MMA fighter. I don’t really feel I can create that legacy and finish on a high point unless I’m there.”
Photo Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports