Look at that poster. A permanent tease of something that would have gone down as one of the greatest cards in MMA history. Now we can all see Josh Barnett party with Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa in that sports afterlife we like to call ‘The Asterisk Hall of Fame’. Josh Barnett was caught juicing up with a performance enhancing substances known as steroids just before Affliction III. Josh didn’t really have the sure signs of roid use like ‘Backne‘ and shrunken testicles (Do you want to look down there? I’ll take his word for it). Believe it or not, it was actually Josh’s second time being caught using steroids in his career (back in 2002 he was caught by the Nevada Athletic Commission for juicing up. He still denies it to this day). But hey, how can you blame Barnett for trying every possible chemically enhanced technique when he was scheduled to go toe to toe with The Last Emperor? When Fedor misses an overhand right, he hurts the atmosphere.
In an interview with your boy, Mauro Ranallo, Josh Barnett says he wants to fight in 2010, but he’s just tired of all these MMA organizations BSing around.
“Definitely something’s going to happen this year”
“As soon as any promotion out there stops [expletive] and comes correct, that’s all. If they want me to fight, all they got to do is step up to the plate, throw me an opportunity and don’t put something in front of me that’s a slap in my face or ridiculous.”