Josh Barnett shares his thoughts about Fedor Emelianenko’s defeat


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  1. Avatar of Lowkickdodger

    Lowkickdodger

    July 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I agree with Barnett 100 percent. And he’s right about Lesnar and Carwin not surpassing Fedor yet. UFC fans like to talk about Lesnar and Carwin etc cause they’re bigger guys, the new breed but we have to wait and see if Carwin or Lesnar can beat Cain JDS etc decisevely before calling them legends like Fedor.
    The fight on sat doesnt determine shit, its pure marketting.
    I bet on Carwin being a p4p in the future if he goes past Lesnar and the rest of em.

  2. Avatar of purinho

    purinho

    July 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    The mentality that outside the ufc there are not good fighters is stupid, do you belive in everything Dana says. We all know he is a duche by now, especially after yesterday’s statements. Steroids apart Barnett was always a very good fighter, besides Overeem, Kharitonov, Silva, Rogers, Cruz, King Mo, Mousasi, Filho, Lombard, Shields, Gono, Kawajiri, Diaz, Aoki, Melendez, Hasen, Alvarez and I can number some more but I’ m boring enough so I will stop….

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    IRISH

    July 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    i agree styles do make fights

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    Conan

    July 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    100% agree with Barnett.

  5. Avatar of FedorsNuts

    FedorsNuts

    July 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Yeah. But what irritates me is that they (Cock ‘n Carwin) are not a new breed though. There was plenty of guys in Pride who was well over 265 and accomplished in their field. Barnett himself used to walk around at 265+. Tim Sylvia is 300+ and got beat by Randy. Schilt, Sapp, Hunt, Kharitonov… Mark Coleman was above 265 in his Pride days…

    Imo we’re regurgitating history with a new breed of fans and new breed of hype, insensitive to reality or proven fact due to sheer ignorance. The fighters we’ve seen before and it hasn’t changed all that much. The difference is that old heroes have become old – like the old Ali, the old Foreman, the old Holyfield, the old Tyson, the old Toney… etc… It happened to Chuck and it happened to Randy – so why can’t or shouldn’t it happen to Cro Cop and Nog?

    It’s pure marketing, indeed. The UFC/Dana is pissing on the legacy of MMA for shady PR and it stings that the WWE devotees and republi**** mud slingers couldn’t give a ****. They are the reason why fighters would rather grind out a victory instead of gunning for the glory, respect and pride.

    There is no honor in UFC MMA… None. They bought a very successful franchise in Pride with a fanatic fan base and went from Mickey Mouse/below Strikeforce to what they are today. They haven’t built shit – they’ve destroyed shit and claimed their land.

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    IChokePeople

    July 2, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Most of those fighters were not athletic at those weights. Good call on Coleman though. He basically was Lesner. Roughly the same size, build and style.

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    DELETE ME

    July 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Well said Josh, well said indeed… ;-)

  8. Avatar of Joey Santosus

    Joey Santosus

    July 2, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Of course.

  9. Avatar of UndefeatedOfWest

    UndefeatedOfWest

    July 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    That is what I thought too. People kept calling it a fact that carwin vs lesnar determines the top mma hw when that is probably not true. You would have to look at it from the most unbiased stand point in order to say that.

  10. Avatar of Lowkickdodger

    Lowkickdodger

    July 2, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Remember what this fighter said once in inside MMA? *) percent of fighters take steroids at one point, whether its for injury recovery or enhanced pref like Josh. Josh took too much and didnt clean it out his system on time i guess.

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    Lowkickdodger

    July 2, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    80 percent or so.

  12. Avatar of Joey Santosus

    Joey Santosus

    July 2, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    It is fact based on the rankings is all I meant, however if you have the rankings differently then that changes. Basically, what I was trying to say is that the #2 ranked heavyweight has become #1…. You yourself acknowledged that this is how sport-rankings worked. Its not something that I made up to favor any one fighter.

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    Warheadchief

    July 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I’d love to see a debate between Barnett and Dana.

  14. Avatar of TDraGon

    TDraGon

    July 2, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    who cares about josh barnett

  15. Avatar of Tchelnik

    Tchelnik

    July 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    most of the mma fans

  16. Avatar of UndefeatedOfWest

    UndefeatedOfWest

    July 2, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I never acknowledged that the #2 was now #1 or inferred it if you read my posts. But I do agree that it is a possibility. It all depends on the rankings of fedor, werdum, and #2 spot.

  17. Avatar of Joey Santosus

    Joey Santosus

    July 2, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Your comment was:

    “I once remember saying werdum is now #1 hw, but I realized when it comes to rankings it doesn’t work out like that. The most accurate way to rank fighters is by the ELO rating system which is used by many professional sports.”

    You are correct, you never directly said that the #2 guy becomes #1, however you did acknowledge that there was likely to be a new #1, so with that in mind, if not the #2 guy then who were you implying should now be #1? Obviously not Werdum by your own statements….

    Either way, it is fact that whomever was ranked #2 became #1 when Fedor was defeated by Werdum, who was arguably #10… It is just simply the way rankings work. Of course, who belongs where is not something that I care to debate.

  18. Avatar of UndefeatedOfWest

    UndefeatedOfWest

    July 3, 2010 at 12:31 am

    The only thing I “acknowledge” in the first sentence is that I disagreed with myself that werdum was #1 from learning more about unbiased ratings. Now your just making connections within my statement that simply do not exist. Your implying with no context clues from my statement what so ever. The way your assuming things it can go either way.

    And once again SUC, it is not a fact, but a possibility. None of us have crunched the numbers and if someone has please do share. Don’t forget to give “several reliable” resources using the most “unbiased” rating system. Thx u.

  19. Avatar of Joey Santosus

    Joey Santosus

    July 3, 2010 at 12:46 am

    It is fact that the #2 man in the rankings would become #1.

  20. Avatar of UndefeatedOfWest

    UndefeatedOfWest

    July 3, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Not a fact if nobody knows the unbiased rankings, but if someone does then your right. It is a fact. Or do you need a math equation to understand why your statement might be wrong?

  21. Avatar of UndefeatedOfWest

    UndefeatedOfWest

    July 3, 2010 at 12:53 am

    And when I say someone does, I mean they know the unbiased rankings and the guy who was #2 before became #1.

  22. Avatar of Joey Santosus

    Joey Santosus

    July 3, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I dont understand where you are going with this? Not to mention ur odd comment about a “math equation” haha… What does bias have to do with anything I have said…. Bias would be something to consider when actually ranking fighters, which has absolutely nothing to do with anything I said here…. In fact, I believe I said very clearly that I do not care to debate who goes where in the ranks. So the actual function of the ranks, how they work, how they operate, is in no way affected by any bias… Furthermore, there is no math equation that is relevant to the subject UNTIL you start ranking the actual fighters themselves, which again I have not touched upon.

  23. Avatar of ck1

    ck1

    July 3, 2010 at 1:38 am

    are you for real? you are surprised he was caught. they will nearly all be on it. They know that title fights get tested and some other randoms on each show but they clean their systems by then and there are not random tests. look at all the fighters who have been caught and how do you honestly think that some guys drop from a musclely 240 pound and start fighting at 205. They dont just cut weight, they cut the roids. i know someone personally who is starting out and cut his roids out. he went from over 100kgs down to 93. Dont believe its extra training and diet. shamrock-barnett-sylvia-vitor-sherk- the list goes on and on and always will. next you will be saying wtf about brock taking stuff!!

  24. Avatar of Joey Santosus

    Joey Santosus

    July 3, 2010 at 1:38 am

    However though, when u DO start factoring in the numbers and ranking the fighters, being that no top ten heavyweights have fought since the Fedor fight, its safe to say that the only numbers that have changed are Werdum’s and Fedor’s. With that in mind I think it is safe to say that the guy who held the #2 spot before that fight still has higher numbers than the guys who held 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10…..

  25. Avatar of TenderRainDrop

    TenderRainDrop

    July 3, 2010 at 1:41 am

    I wanna see Barnett fight again, never mind the roids, he should still be in the top 10. Nobody talks about him but he can defiantly do some damage in UFC.

  26. Avatar of UndefeatedOfWest

    UndefeatedOfWest

    July 3, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I didn’t say anything about you being biased in my last 2 posts. Ratings can be affected by biased stuff. But, okay lil buddy…

  27. Avatar of UndefeatedOfWest

    UndefeatedOfWest

    July 3, 2010 at 1:52 am

    SUC, in order to know whether fedor ranking dropped to 2. You would need to know how high his rating is, what #2 rating is, and werdum rating is. So no, it isn’t safe to say fedor ranking changed. His rating definitely changed though =)

  28. Avatar of Ultraxl

    Ultraxl

    July 3, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Brock has 4 fights. Who has he fought? Frank Mir? THATS IT! how can he be #1?

  29. Avatar of Joey Santosus

    Joey Santosus

    July 3, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Haha you stole my “Lil’ Buddy” line!! That is what I call you!! I am sorry tho, I wasnt understanding what was motivating you… I should have known it was Fedor. I didnt realize that you felt Fedor was still #1

  30. Avatar of UndefeatedOfWest

    UndefeatedOfWest

    July 3, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Well now that is what I call you. I don’t know if fedor is #1. Once again, all I am saying it is still a p o s s i b i l i t y his ranking still hasn’t changed. He has accomplished a lot and I wouldn’t be surprised.

    Have you ever played GO or Chess?

  31. Avatar of Joey Santosus

    Joey Santosus

    July 3, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Yea I understand what you are saying now, for a second I thought u were crazy… My point was only IF the #1 guy drops in rank… Of course if Fedor has not dropped, then my point does not apply. Lil’ Buddy!!

  32. Avatar of Conan

    Conan

    July 3, 2010 at 3:26 am

    This was, probably, the most comprehansive interview so far among all other. I agree, whatever is said about Carwin or Lesner, they are not even close to accomplish what Fedor has.

  33. Avatar of TheMacMuch

    TheMacMuch

    July 3, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Looks like you do

  34. Avatar of ckapps

    ckapps

    July 3, 2010 at 5:27 am

    I agree with josh in this video. he knows what hes talking about. Dana, you can try throw your bullshit too us but people arnt stupid. sure we love ufc….but we still have a brain. Saying brocks near the top of the heavyweights is laugh worry….atleast right now, hes had 5 fights….. theres no looking past that.

  35. Avatar of Predatory

    Predatory

    July 3, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Finally a guy who knows MMA!!! Few and far between on this site.

  36. Avatar of Smegmatosser

    Smegmatosser

    July 4, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Does anyone have a list of guys the LEGEND beat? Over the hill and has-beens aside who in their prime has he beat in the top five?

  37. Avatar of pdc666666

    pdc666666

    July 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Brock’s a different class from all the others. . Can’t see anyone getting up once he takes you down. You may aswell have 500lb aligator on you. You can wriggle and squirm as much as you like. All that happens is you gas out or succumb to strikes/subs. There’s nobody else i can think of past or prsent with that ability. It’s not purely a weight thing either. It’s pure power and wrestling skill combined with weight and athletic ability.

  38. Avatar of pdc666666

    pdc666666

    July 4, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I thing you can split them up into a few tiers
    t1 brock,carwin fedor, cain, jds.
    t2 mir, bignog, overeem, werdum
    t3 and 4 and below-silva (bigfoot), crocop, arlovski, tim silvia, congo etc

    With strikeforce- they’re making a real mess of how you get a shot at the title – doesn’t make any sense

  39. Avatar of ck1

    ck1

    July 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    he beat nog twice who was in his prime, beat colaman twice 04+06, he beat cro cop in his prime.randleman, schilt, ex ufc heavyweight champs in big tim and arlowski.

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