Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

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Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

Post by Rizin=PRIDEFC on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:58 pm

Josh Barnett’s issues with banned substances continue.

The former UFC heavyweight champion failed an out-of-competition drug test stemming from a Dec. 9 screening, the UFC announced Tuesday. Barnett has been flagged by USADA and is facing a UFC anti-doping violation.

Barnett, 39, has had a history of failed drug tests, going all the way back to 2001 after he beat Bobby Hoffmann at UFC 34 when he was given a warning for a positive screen. In his next bout, Barnett won the UFC heavyweight title, beating Randy Couture by second-round TKO in 2002. He tested positive for banned substances after that fight, as well, and was stripped of the belt.

Perhaps the most famous of Barnett’s drug-test failures was in 2009. Barnett was supposed to fight Fedor Emelianenko in a battle of perhaps the two best heavyweight fighters in the world at the time at Affliction: Trilogy. But 10 days before the bout, Barnett tested positive for anabolic steroids and the event was cancelled. Affliction didn’t survive the blow, folding itself.

Barnett (35-8) has been one of the best heavyweights in the world throughout his nearly 20-year-long career. “The Warmaster” is coming off a third-round submission of Andrei Arlovski in September. After a solid run in Strikeforce, Barnett is 3-2 since returning to the UFC in 2013.

Barnett had been tested 13 times by USADA this year. The substance he tested positive for was not disclosed by the UFC, which is protocol. USADA will run the adjudication process and determine Barnett’s sanction.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/12/27/14095672/josh-barnett-fails-out-of-competition-drug-test-flagged-by-usada
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lol 4th time
Maybe we see him in Japan after he gets suspended?

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Re: Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

Post by fka on Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:58 am

Fucking damn barnett....not happy til you ruin your whole persona jeez this is disappointing.

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Re: Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:37 am

His fighting career in America is over. A long history of failing drug tests.

Might as well finish out his career with a few fights in Japan.

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Re: Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

Post by Heretic on Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:08 am

why am i not surprised....

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Re: Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

Post by CDF47 on Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:53 am

This sucks. I wonder if the UFC will release him to fight outside the states.

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Re: Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

Post by stu3ufc on Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:36 am

not surprised

he's been juicing his whole career.

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Re: Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

Post by InfinityLens on Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:13 am

Barnett v Winner of the 2016 OWGP for the inaugural Rizin HW belt?

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Re: Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, flagged by USADA

Post by CDF47 on Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:33 pm

InfinityLens wrote:Barnett v Winner of the 2016 OWGP for the inaugural Rizin HW belt?

Great idea.

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