Josh Barnett Looks To Repeat 2002 In UFC Return

Sources: Los Angeles Times

It’s been a longtime coming, but Josh Barnett’s UFC return is almost here. The last time Barnett fought for the UFC was over a decade ago, when he was their heavyweight champion. A failed drug test for steroids saw him get stripped of the belt and released.

“I want to come back and recapture that gold belt again for sure,” said Barnett to the Los Angeles Times. “I won it back in 2002 and I want to show why I was champ then and why I’ll still be champ now. Also, my own personal motivation is I want to beat up everybody, everywhere, all the time.”