He said, he said. In 2006 behind closed gym doors Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr sparred with Pride FC heavyweight Josh Barnett. What happened when two champions of their respective sports went toe to toe is what’s up for debate. Did Parr toy with Barnett so much that it cost him his next Pride FC fight? Does Barnett think Parr got hit the head too many times?
From his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the UFC color commentator plays the role of moderator in this fiery disagreement between two professional killers. Parr told his side of the story on an episode of Joe Rogan Experience, below is the reply from Barnett on episode #631 of the JRE.
Barnett’s side of the story begins at the 32:00 mark of the podcast
And here’s Parr with his clarification of the sparring incident.
Who do you believe? The truth is out there.