Congratulations guy and lady readers of MiddleEasy, you have all made the cool kid list. Look we already knew you were some really dope people all along, but now that Josh Barnett has gone and confirmed it for the world we can finally announce it without sounding biased. You know how much we dislike sounding biased. I’m even going to bake you all some organic gluten free cookies made soley from products bought at Trader Joe’s to honor your induction into the Josh Barnett hipster hall of fame. If you are wondering why Josh Barnett thinks you are so cool, well it’s because you know his name of course.
During a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, Barnett says he’s a multi genre personality who knows some ‘movers and shakers’ and that’s why only the coolest of the cool (like all of you guys) know who he is:
“I’m the one that all the hipsters love. I’m like, ‘Have you ever heard of Josh Barnett? Of course you haven’t. You’re not cool enough.'”
“I think what’s difficult is my appeal is not solely in MMA. I’m sort of split amongst a lot of different genres, if you want to call it that. I’d say overall, I’ve got a lot stronger presence than a lot of MMA fighters.”
“I walk into … all these different places that not only do people know my name, but I’m friends with a lot of major players and movers and shakers. I’ve never been one to put myself into one area, anyway.”
“I don’t audition for [expletive]. I go out there, I destroy, and I raise the ground. I don’t need to go out there and show anybody anything.”
As if the definition of hipster wasn’t already broad enough, now you don’t even have to have Ben Askren like hair or wear black rimmed glasses, skinny jeans and have an affinity for wearing colorful scarves in the middle of the summer to be categorized hipster. All you have to do is know who Josh Barnett is. If you don’t know you can find out this Saturday night when he takes on Daniel Cormier in the long awaited finale of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. [source]