Barnett in Strikeforce: “I’m anxious for another world title”

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Barnett in fight at Pride FC. Photo: Susumu Nagao

Strikeforce has been shoveling big money into signings and officially announced another top fighter for its roster. Josh Barnett is the latest big name to join the heavyweight ranks and stir up a division that has Alistair Overeem as its champion, and Fedor Emelianenko, Fabrício Werdum and Antonio Pezão, among others, on his tailcoats.

At thirty-two years of age, Barnett carries a lot of experience with him. He was the youngest UFC champion at twenty-four, and has a technical knockout win over Randy Couture on his résumé. Also notable are his wins over the likes of Rodrigo Minotauro, Semmy Schilt, Mark Hunt, Gilbert Yvel and Pedro Rizzo, among others.

“Strikeforce is home to the best heavyweights in the world and I’m proud to call it my home now, too,” said Josh in jubilation.

“I’m anxious to compete with the best fighters in the world and to get another world title,” says the fighter riding a six-fight win streak.

The date for his Strikeforce debut has yet to be announced. Check back with GRACIEMAG.com for more news

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