Word going around that Barnett finished UFC contract, is now a free agent.

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Word going around that Barnett finished UFC contract, is now a free agent.

Post by Longtime Fan on Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:26 am

According to his manager, he will be looking forward to entertain offers from japan (wrestling and mma), and if you read between the legal lines he would consider a big fight (huge payday vs Fedor?)


This would be huge especially now that Barnett is coming off of a win.

After making successful return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 75 this past weekend in Saitama, Japan after nearly two years out, Josh Barnett isn't sure when he'll fight again.

According to a report on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, the 37-year old heavyweight came out of the fight unscathed, yet he is deciding what the next move will be — Hollywood, or another fight.

Barnett's manager Leland Lebarre told Ariel Helwani that Barnett enjoyed the experience of being back in the cage, and that he loved the entire road to the fight.

"Josh is healthy and could conceivably walk right into an elimination title fight right now because he is at peak physical condition," he said. "However, he has big movie offer and frankly they pay better."

Lebarre added that Josh needs to balance out what's more important to him right now — his fighting legacy or his finances. With the uncertainly of what Barnett's next move will be, Lebarre said he could envision Barnett fighting two months from now, or not fighting for another two years, or not fighting ever again.

The report said that Lebarre wanted to reiterate that he's not holding the UFC hostage in this process.

"We fight at the leisure and discretion of the powers that be at Zuffa," he said.

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Post by CDF47 on Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:38 pm

That would be great. Send him to PRIDE 2.0.

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Post by Rocksoldier84 on Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:24 pm

CDF47 wrote:That would be great.  Send him to PRIDE 2.0.

Him vs. Fedor on NYE! That would be cool.

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Post by Rizin=PRIDEFC on Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:34 pm

Fedor vs. Barnett would be HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!

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Post by God of Thunder on Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:38 am

I liked Barnett back then


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Post by stu3ufc on Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:31 pm

I really dont know why he'd leave UFC

he's close to a title shot.... where would he go other than to fight fedor?

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Post by Longtime Fan on Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:39 pm

I think he is just playing it smart and putting this out there in order to start a bidding war between orgs that want to sign him.

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Post by CDF47 on Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:33 pm

^Sounds about right to me

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Post by fka on Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:23 pm

Is there a link to this????

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Post by Longtime Fan on Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:54 pm

http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/josh-barnett-enjoyed-being-back-but-could-decide-to-leave-fighting-for-better-pay-093015

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Post by fka on Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:06 am

I dont see anything in that article indicating his contract is up???

He's either gonna get a big fight in ufc trying to get to the belt,or hes going to do a movie and basically retire on the short term.

Seeing as zuffas contract last indefinitely even should he retire hed be zuffa property if he ever retutned until he fulfilled his last fights.

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