Josh Barnett: “What can I say? I’m a little bit of a MMA slut.”

Josh Barnett: “What can I say? I’m a little bit of a MMA slut.”

Since initially parting ways with the UFC in 2002, heavyweight Josh Barnett has fought for ten other organizations including, of course, his notable runs in Strikeforce and PRIDE. Barnett has since returned to showcase his skills inside the Octagon, signing for a fight with Frank Mir at UFC 164.

Though the gap between his runs in the infamous eight-sided cage has been more than a decade in the making, the 32-6 Barnett is happy to finally be back and thinks the move couldn’t have come at a better time.

“What can I say? I’m a little bit of a MMA slut,” joked Barnett in an interview with Inside MMA. “I think with today’s MMA landscape, the things I’ve been up to, the way the UFC is going to try and build the heavyweight division to epic status…it just sorta fit.”

When asked about preparing to face Mir, who has been critical of Barnett’s success and overall abilities in past interviews, “The Warmaster” maintained his sense of humor rather than show too much concern for the clash.

“I don’t think we’re really gonna have an imitator for Frank Mir,” said Barnett of his camp. “I just think that with that giant back-piece tattoo it would be hard to try and find somebody to fill in.”

In addition to impressive ink, Mir is also a former UFC champion boasting a 16-7 mark and finishes of Brock Lesnar, Cheick Kongo, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Fans can find out  how his stand-up and grappling fare against Barnett’s when they meet in Milwaukee on August 31.

The full interview with Barnett can be seen below:

4 COMMENTS
  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    a bit awkward interview but still had hidden moments of comedy-barnett head shaking everytime bas asked him a question showed me how much he was biting his tongue

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Josh Barnett – the Florida Whore of MMA.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    I can see him now, riding pillion down the freeway on the back of a Harley, arms tightly wrapped around Mark Coleman’s chest, man-boobs jubbling in the wind.

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  • Angry Mike says:

    Josh should stay away from jokes about anybody’s tattoos. With his history he’s got no business commenting on anything that involves needles.

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