Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett on MMA return: ‘It’s just a matter of when’

nt" Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett is a very busy man these days, shuffling between team grappling event Quintet, pro wrestling, and entertainment projects. Where does MMA fit on that list? Barnett (35-8) has been out of action for more than two years and still wants fight, but...

On USADA’s third anniversary with UFC, complicated questions abound

A few weeks before it took effect, UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky stood up at a press conference at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas and called the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency anti-doping program the “most comprehensive, effective, best program in...

UFC releases veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett after five years

After a five-year stint with the UFC, veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett has been released from his contract. Two people with knowledge of the situation, including a UFC official, informed MMAjunkie of Barnett’s release. They asked to remain anonymous because the news had not yet been made public. Barnett’s release...

Kazushi Sakuraba, Josh Barnett launch QUINTET, a unique team grappling event

MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Kazushi Sakuraba is looking to build the next great grappling platform in combat sports, and it starts on Wednesday with the debut of the QUINTET submission grappling event. QUINTET, which streams on UFC Fight Pass at 3 a.m. ET from Ryogoku Kokugikan...

UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett sues supplement maker alleged to have caused positive drug test

Aug 31, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Josh Barnett reacts after beating Frank Mir (not pictured) during the UFC-164 bout at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Aug 31, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Josh Barnett gets ready to fight during the UFC-164 bout at BMO Harris...

Trading Shots: Should Josh Barnett’s case make us rethink USADA in the UFC?

With a favorable arbitration result, did UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett expose some of the flaws with USADA’s anti-doping efforts? MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes and retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes discuss. Fowlkes: So it turns out Josh Barnett did not knowingly or willfully take the Ostarine that caused...

Josh Barnett cleared to fight, receives only ‘public reprimand’ for USADA violation

UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett expected to get a four-year suspension after talks with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency broke down following his first alleged violation with the UFC’s anti-doping agency. But after heading to arbitration on March 6 with USADA, Barnett, 40, has been almost completely vindicated, emerging with no...

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