Josh Barnett doesn't trust USADA and won't settle, expects four-year suspension
Josh "Yeah, that guy that failed 5 different drug tests" Barnett claims to be innocent, what a shock!
Too be fair the first 3 were tainted and the last 2 were just God testing him
One thing that's always been weird to me about Barnett is how he comes off as reasonably intelligent in interviews, but he's one of the few dudes to fail a piss test back when it was more of an intelligence test than anything else.
He failed the intelligence test three different times. It genuinely amazes me just how bad he is at cheating.
I would give my left bollock to see a prime Yoel in MMA.
DC, too. These wrestlers would've dominated the game 10 years ago.
DC went undefeated (15-0) before his loss to Jones, and that was a record from both Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight. If he started earlier who knows what ridiculous his record would have been.
PLUG IT INTO MY VEINS
I think Felder is the dark horse commentator. Doesn't have the annoying Anik/Kenflo nasal thing going on. He articulates and enunciates even when excited (DC, looking your way) and he found a way to keep the Usman fight color comments interesting without repeating the same tropes about head position and underhooks like Dom tends to these days.
Iaquinta vs Felder
Kowalkiewicz vs Herrig
Taisumov vs Dunham
Possibly Khabib vs Ferguson for the undisputed Lightweight title.
It's only 4 fights, but 223 looks like a can't miss card so far.
UFC 223 is looking promising.
PSA: Darren Elkins & Josh Emmett are teammates and will not fight.
Mods, you should really allow this to stay considering the confusion thats been happening today.
I've never seen so many uninformed journalists within MMA before? The day after Fight Night St. Louis and almost all news sites are reporting that the UFC should book Emmet vs Elkins...even Bloody Elbow (which is normally a very reliable editorial)
Whats worse is that I've noticed that the comments on these articles are supporting the opinion. Nobody seems to be calling them out on this blunder.
It then hit me, nobody actually knows who Josh Emmett is, and where he fights out of. He's an Alpha Male fighter, like Elkins. The two are training partners.
This fight isn't going to happen, and this is the first time in my 13 years of following MMA online publications that I've ever seen a misinformed opinion spread so far so fast...its nearly universal. Only Sherdog was able to make the distinction (a usually unreliable editorial)
So you’re saying Emmet vs. Elkins is confirmed?
Some teammates have fought in the past but it usually ends in a split team.
Arlovski vs Overeem for example. They were but during training they weren’t and now they aren’t I don’t think.
Darren Elkins should fight Jeremy Stephens.
Stephens/Emmett is the fight I'd rather see.
Francis Ngannou aiming for super fight against Anthony Joshua or Brock Lesnar if he beats Stipe in interview on WFAN's Outside the Cage
He hasn't even won the belt and he's already thinking about not defending it.
I hate that nobody can just be champion anymore, always have to have some gimmick fights
UFC should be worried that their top stars want to go to another sport or fight part timers. Championship fights should be the pinnacle of the sport.
Do UFC heavyweights not know that no one knows who they are? They're not getting to fight Joshua. No chance in hell.
Man that’s intense! DC is an amazing competitor. You can tell he’s one of those guys who’s not in it for the money or fame but just the fact of pure competition. He’s a rare breed. When Ariel says “man your turning into a different person” that gave me chills.
I love D.C. He reminds me of old wrestling coaches I've had. Just a stand up guy I will never not root for.
Because he was a champ. When he won the title it was 65 to show/65 to win. Not anywhere near 500K.
dana treating him good
He specifically says don't call it one, OP. Jesus.
I flipped the script on that fool.
It's still weird that Brock Lesnar has fought more recently than Cain. By like an hour, but still.
This game is gonna be a mess just skimming over those ratings.
Borg has higher stats than Benavidez and Cejudo in three out of four categories?
Wow! Different HEALTH levels?? No clinch ratings? Borgs Grappling 1 point unders Mighty Mouse? That’s probably why Mighty Mouse was able to pull off such an easy submission on him.
Ben 10?? I hope it’s the OG 10 aliens
Epic walkout. Epic band. Rest in peace.
Top 5 greatest walkouts ever, gives me the goosebumps everytime
WHAT... Devastating news... I remember few years back was out drinking with friends and playing & singing that song. And there's nothing like a Korean Zombie walkout. RIP
Damn, so raw. RIP Dolores.