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  1. Barnett and the wrong kind of hype

    Jake Rossen

    It takes tunnel vision to fail three drug tests in your career and still spit fire, but Josh Barnett -- trained in the ways of professional wrestling -- is no quitter.After signing with Strikeforce last week, the former UFC heavyweight champion told ...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  2. Josh Barnett and the wrong kind of hype

    Jake Rossen

    It takes tunnel vision to fail three drug tests in your career and still spit fire, but Josh Barnett -- trained in the ways of professional wrestling -- is no quitter. After signing with Strikeforce last week, the former UFC heavyweight champion tol...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  3. UFC Fight Night 22 postmortem

    Jake Rossen

    Fair or not, whenever I hear the words "leg lock specialist," my thoughts immediately turn to Oleg Taktarov and the incredible potential for a broken face when things don't go as planned. I'd call it "When Leg Locks Fail" and sell it into syndication...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2010
  4. UFC Fight Night 22 -- an ESPN primer

    Jake Rossen

    A little nip here and tuck there, and it's entirely possible the UFC will one day broadcast biweekly or weekly fight cards, completing its assimilation of the pro-wrestling market. Shave down those 10- or 11-bout pay-per-views, absorb the WEC and rec...

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2010
  5. The MMA athlete's foot in mouth disease

    Jake Rossen

    Darryl Dennis/Icon SMIDoes Josh Barnett look like a man who thinks before he speaks?It's not worth repeating, but a quick Internet search will get you a highly sketchy fight prediction from Josh Barnett for his upcoming, utterly worthless bout a...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  6. The MMA athlete's foot in mouth disease

    Jake Rossen

    It's not worth repeating, but a quick Internet search will get you a highly sketchy fight prediction from Josh Barnett for his upcoming, utterly worthless bout against Geronimo dos Santos in Australia. (Don't worry: I've never heard of him, either.) ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  7. Josh Barnett: The negative of another positive

    Jake Rossen

    Josh Barnett's positive test likely ruined a fight, a promotion and a legacy. And one unfortunate soul may have witnessed a man's entire career swirl down the drain, Sherdog's Jake Rossen writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  8. The future of Fedor Emelianenko

    Jake Rossen

    Fedor Emelianenko may be the world's top mixed martial artist, and he's a supremely marketable attraction everywhere but the U.S. He could become a truly global dynamo in the UFC, but in the end the organization knows he's just another fighter.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2009
  9. Heavy duty: Upper-class fighters V

    Jake Rossen

    Training partners Nick Diaz and Jake Shields have equally imposing competition Saturday. Both men will be stepping outside the welterweight class to confront middleweights in Scott Smith and Robbie Lawler. The last in a weeklong series examining fig...

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2009
  10. Fedor confirms appointment with destiny, Barnett

    Jake Rossen

    Tom Casino/For AfflictionBack in business: Fedor Emelianenko will fight Josh Barnett on Aug. 1.M-1 Global's direct pipeline to reigning brain-smasher Fedor Emelianenko comes in handy yet again. The site reports that news of Emelianenko agreeing ...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  11. Fedor Emelianenko confirms appointment with destiny, will fight J...

    Jake Rossen

    M-1 Global's direct pipeline to reigning brain-smasher Fedor Emelianenko comes in handy yet again. The site reports that news of Emelianenko agreeing to face Josh Barnett on Aug. 1 is accurate, a case backed considerably by Affliction's official Phot...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  12. Is Fedor finally ready to wrangle Barnett?

    Jake Rossen

    Courtesy Sherdog.comNow that it seems he'll finally get the chance, will Josh Barnett be ready for his rival?MMAMania has posted a cryptic news brief that quotes Affliction veep Tom Atencio giving a "Yes sir" in apparent response to his signing of Af...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  13. Is Fedor Emelianenko finally ready to wrangle Josh Barnett?

    Jake Rossen

    MMAMania has posted a cryptic news brief that quotes Affliction veep Tom Atencio giving a "Yes sir" in apparent response to his signing of Affliction's headlining attraction on August 1. As previously rumored/discussed/beaten to death, Fedor Emelian...

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2009
  14. Let's make it already

    Jake Rossen

    Mike Wallace just threw up in his mouth a little: BloodyElbow has announced via Tweet sources that Affliction vice president Tom Atencio is nearing closure for a deal to do Fedor Emelianenko versus Josh Barnett "soon."While clearly an intriguing bout...

    Blog | May 20, 2009
  15. Still waiting for Fedor-Barnett

    Jake Rossen

    Mike Wallace just threw up in his mouth a little: BloodyElbow has announced via Tweet sources that Affliction vice president Tom Atencio is nearing closure for a deal to do Fedor Emelianenko versus Josh Barnett "soon." While clearly an intriguing bo...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2009
  16. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett still a vaporware premise for ...

    Jake Rossen

    Contrary to online reports that pound-for-chunky-pound great Fedor Emelianenko is set to face Josh Barnett in an August Affliction showdown, Barnett's camp informed ESPN.com that Barnett has yet to be officially offered an opponent or a date as of 5 ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2009