Imagining an MMA Hall of Fame: Best of the Rest

Josh Barnett

By Todd Martin Aug 4, 2014
Josh Barnett traveled the world in search of challenges, conquering most of them. | Photo: D. Mandel/

Josh Barnett
“The Warmaster”
United Full Contact Federation (1997-98); Icon Sport (1998-2000); Ultimate Fighting Championship (2000-02, 2013-Current); New Japan Pro Wrestling (2003, 2003); Pancrase (2003); Inoki Genome Federation (2003); K-1 (2004); Pride Fighting Championships (2004-06); Sengoku (2008); Affliction (2008-09); Dream (2010); Impact Fighting Championship (2010); Strikeforce (2011-13)


Perhaps MMA’s foremost globetrotter, Barnett terrorized the heavyweight division of just about every top-flight organization in MMA history. He is the only man to defeat both Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture, while he came one win away from capturing the Pride Fighting Championships open weight grand prix in 2006 and the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix in 2012. Barnett’s independent spirit and flair for showmanship made him a fan favorite and built him a reputation across continents.

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