Fighting Is All That Has Ever Interested Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett will seek to add the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix title to his resume later this month when he takes on Daniel Cormier.

Barnett, a former UFC heavyweight champion, has not lost since 2006 against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. While he has traveled from country-to-country in the last 15-plus years, one thing has remained the same: he’s a fighter.

“Even when I was a little child, I fought kids that were older, that were bigger,” said Barnett, during a promo video for Showtime Sports. “I never quit. Even if someone got the best of me, I didn’t stop and they ended up quitting. I don’t care how many licks you get in on me, I will get mine.”

Barnett first saw MMA when he witnessed UFC 2 in high school. He took up the sport, and even claimed the UFC heavyweight title in 2002 with a victory over Randy Couture. Issues failed drug tests have kept Barnett out of the spotlight, but his resurgence in Strikeforce has brought him back to the forefront.

“I love what I do for a living and I don’t want to do anything else,” Barnett said. “I meant to be a fighter. If MMA wasn’t around, maybe I’d be a boxer, maybe I’d be in the military; but I was meant for combat.”

Photo credit: Twitter.com/Strikeforce

  • i like sexy time

    But his main interest is drugs.

Follow MMAConvert

here

Fight Cards

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey

Event Date: May 9, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva

Event Date: May 10, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 120: Alvarez vs. Chandler III

Event Date: May 17, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

Event Date: May 24, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass