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Josh Barnett Signs With Strikeforce, Makes ‘Best Heavyweight Division In The World’ His Home

Either Scott Coker & co. finally “came correct” or Josh Barnett finally eased up on his salary demands because Strikeforce announced earlier this morning that they reached a multi-fight agreement with the two-time champion/three-time steroid offender.

“STRIKEFORCE is the home of the best heavyweight division in the world and I’m proud to be able to call it my home now,” said the 32-year-old Barnett (29-5), an expert in catch wrestling who hails from Seattle, Wash.

“I’m looking forward to competing amongst the greatest fighters in the world and fighting my way to another world title.”

Josh Barnett’s debut date and opponent weren’t revealed, but you can surely count on there being talk of Barnett fighting Fedor Emelianenko. With both fighters back under the same roof again (this is the third time for those keeping score), and Barnett being one of the few opponents M-1 seems to approve of, perhaps those two will finally make it into the ring this time.

Before Barnett makes his Strikeforce debut though, he’ll head to Japan later this month to take on Tim Sylvia … in a pro wrestling match.

Image via Esther Lin for Strikeforce/Showtime

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