Former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett is back in the UFC.
The last time the Jiu-Jitsu black belt stepped into the cage was in January this year, when he beat Nandor Guelmino, at Strikeforce.
In 2002, the American felt what it’s like to have the title of “most feared man in the world” by defeating Randy Couture by TKO, taking the belt. But the joy was short lived. The fighter was caught in a drug test, and ended up losing not only the title, but his job at the UFC.
Now, after 11 years, the veteran returns to the biggest MMA event in the world, seeking to continue a successful career, marked by 32 wins in 38 fights. In the UFC, Barnett suffered only one setback, the first of his record, against Brazilian Pedro Rizzo.
The heavyweight has no scheduled fight yet, but according to MMAjunkie.com the contract includes several fights.