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How about Barnett vs Gonzaga/Rothwell winner?

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  1. rlm81 Black Belt

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    How about having one of those two welcoming Barnett to the UFC?

    Barnett vs Gonzaga would be a sick match and I don't know who to pick.
     
  2. Swiftmayhem Brown Belt

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    That's actually a pretty nice idea. I'd take Gonzaga over Barnett by submission if they fought and I'd take Barnett over Rothwell by decision.
     
  3. SimonNova Worship and forget

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    Good idea.

    Who does JDS fights then next? Overeem if he loses to Big Foot? Thats highly unlikely that he'll lose...lol

    why not JDS vs Barnett?
     
  4. kimuraprime Green Belt

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    Barnett versus Gonzaga sounds nice. I would also be very interested in Barnett vs Werdum or Mir.
     
  5. mkt Gold Belt

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    I seriously doubt that. I'd take Josh via better cardio and wearing Gonzaga down--the same strategy Randy, Werdum and others have used. Remember, Barnett has never been subbed in MMA, and he fought "prime" Big Nog twice.

    While Josh didn't do so well against Cormier, he did prove that he had 5-round cardio. And he probably would've done a bit better if he didn't break his hand in the 1st round.
     
  6. rlm81 Black Belt

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    JDS would kill Barnett but this actually sounds like a pretty good idea for a rebound fight.
     
  7. DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    Is this assuming that Barnett is in the company or has something finally been said?
     
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    I would Barnett by submission,but Dana White won't give Big Josh another shot.
     
  9. ltfightfan Purple Belt

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    Why would you have a top five fighter fight an unranked opponent when you suppose to the best fighters in the world? Thats completly insane.
     
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    Sounds good to me.
     
  11. ltfightfan Purple Belt

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    I think Barnett has a good shot at beating JDS
     
  12. WalkenWouldOwn Steel Belt

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    Would be interesting.

    I think Barnett/Gonzaga would be amazing in the first round, but Gonzaga would fade a bit as the fight went on and Barnett would take a decision or late TKO.

    Barnett is a terrible matchup for Rothwell and would dominate IMO.

    I'd like to see Barnett face higher ranked guys, but the division is not deep so whatever.
     
  13. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I feel like Josh Barnett is a much more skilled fighter than both and deserves a higher ranked opponent. I think the winner of Struve/Hunt, Roy Nelson, Travis Brown or Big Foot/Overeem loser are better choices.
     
  14. jagerbomber84 Purple Belt

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    this....I hadn't heard that he was in and last i heard was a higher probability he wouldn't be in.
     
  15. bdubbs822 Green Belt

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    None of these guys are in the top 5. I'm surprised Barnett's even ranked in the top ten over guys like Nelson and Struve.
     
  16. Cotillion Black Belt

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    Barnett is a twice caught ped'er... Why does anyone want him in the ufc is beyond me.
     
  17. stangbanger Purple Belt

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    Barnett/Gonzaga would be a fantastic grappling bout.
     
  18. SimonNova Worship and forget

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    nothing official but Barnett's bios is currently on UFC.com.

    Someone said it was added yesterday I think.
     
  19. awymore Brown Belt

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    If Barnett comes to the UFC, they are going to be paying him some big bucks. I would assume that with that kind of money he is only going to be fighting the top fighters.
     
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    He's not listed as a fighter...

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