Josh Barnett thinks it’s ridiculous to place Carwin and Lesnar above Fedor in rankings

Look at that poster. A permanent tease of something that would have gone down as one of the greatest cards in MMA history. Now that everyone is over the whole ‘Josh Barnett got caught with steroids so he ripped down an entire organization in his downfall including my three non-refundable plane tickets to Anaheim’ thing, can we just hear what he has to say about Fedor losing to Werdum last weekend? Thank you.

“I think it was just carelessness on Fedor’s part. I’m not taking away from Werdum as a fighter because one, Fedor was careless (walking) into Werdum’s skill set. He threw himself into Werdum’s territory, his bread and butter, jiu-jitsu and he’s got a good triangle. He’s used it a lot in competition as well and I just think that he didn’t have anybody in training, Fedor, that could lock him up like that. He could always get away with throwing himself into it and chucking the leg off, throw himself into it, chuck the legs off. Werdum is a lot longer… I’m not talking about his penis size, so you can just… stop with that, ask Babalu if you want to know. And… you know he’s taller, he got long legs, and he’s really adept at locking that hold up, so the first time I would have thought that he, Fedor, would have thought this is a little too close for comfort, I’ll be a little more careful, but instead he just shoved himself right in even deeper. At that point, Werdum got behind his shoulder and when that happened he wasn’t able to twist out of it and Fedor’s going to be able to throw himself out of most triangles because of his build, you know, thick neck, you know, round head, broad shoulders, going to be able to generate a lot of torque and throw through here. When Bob Sapp fought Nogueira, I said, do it man, his A-1 hold will never work on you because you’re too physically big unless you entirely gas out, he’ll never triangle you ever. So with Fedor, I can understand why in some respects and in most cases he has no concern for triangle chokes but in this case he really should have been more attentive.”

I don’t think Lesnar and Carwin can surpass Fedor in ranking. I don’t think either one of have done anything near his accomplishments, recently or career-wise. I think it’s folly to put those two guys above Fedor in any way, shape, or form. I feel like Werdum, he got clipped by dos Santos in a good shot on the feet but if they were to fight again I don’t necessarily think it would go that way and I think styles make match-ups.”

Currently, the only way anyone can reproduce the main event of Affliction: Trilogy is to pop in your nearest Pro Fire Wrestling disc into your Playstation 2. In the meantime, Josh Barnett will continue to own cats at 205+ grappling tournaments. [Source]

Published on July 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm
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