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Beef Alert: John Wayne Parr says he schooled Josh Barnett in the gym, Barnett calls him delusional

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. 

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Tommy Messano is a writer residing in Gilbert, Arizona who is best known for his work as a Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including Sherdog.com, MiddleEasy.com, ESPN.com, the abandoned WCL.com as well as his own site, ULTMMA.com (R.I.P). An Arizona State University alum he can often be found marketing and public relating things to people when not writing on The Internet.