With the recent shake-up of the UFC heavyweight division, UFC commentator Joe Rogan calls Josh Barnett outside of the UFC is a “Disservice” to mixed martial arts fans.
“He could be number one. It’s very possible. Barnett, not having him in the UFC is a huge disservice to MMA fans. He was great back then (in his first stint with the UFC). He beat Randy (Couture), back in the day. He’s just very seasoned. One of the most seasoned guys in the heavyweight division. When you look at quality of opponents, there’s really no one that’s fought the type of guys that he’s fought, that’s at the top right now. You know, there’s very talented guys, like dos Santos and Overeem, but when it comes to fighting the best MMA fighters and fighting the best heavyweight guys in the world, Josh, he’s right up there with everyone, with all the elites. So, I think it’s imperative that get in the UFC. I hope him and Dana become buddies. They just need one night of drinking together.”
Joe Rogan, Josh Barnett and Michael Schiavello made an appearance on HDNets: Inside MMA to discuss the whole Alistair Overeem UFC 146 doping drama.
The Rogan segment along with the full show below,