Josh Barnett has landed where everyone thought he would — in Japan fighting for DREAM.
Former UFC, Pride and Affliction fighter, Josh Barnett, has found a new home in Japan as the heavyweight stand-out has signed with Dream and will likely make his promotional debut at their March 22 show later this month.
The signing was confirmed by sources close to the situation to MMAWeekly.com late Monday evening, and the promotion is expected to announce Barnett’s addition in the coming days.
The next question is, who is he going to fight? Tim Sylvia and Antonio Silva have both reportedly turned down fights with Barnett for DREAM.13. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of options left, so you can almost bank on DREAM finding a can for him at the last minute. M-1 has expressed interest in Fedor fighting Barnett (not for March 22), so I wouldn’t rule out that possibility for later this year, especially if M-1 and Strikeforce don’t reach a new agreement.
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