Josh Barnett on his way back to the UFC

They finally got the deal done.

Josh Barnett, the man who won the UFC title against Randy Couture at UFC 36 before getting it stripped for the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs), is back in the UFC. According to USA today, Josh signed a multi-fight deal and is expected to be back in the Octagon at some point before the end of 2013.

“The Warmaster” (no longer the “Baby-faced assassin”) was the most sought after heavyweight free agent after the demise of Strikeforce earlier this year. He is 9-1 since 2007, with his only loss coming to uber bad-ass Daniel Cormier.

Hopefully, a fight with somebody like Frank Mir or Roy Nelson can be set up for later this year.

Stay tuned to Lowkick for more details!

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9 Comments

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    mindkontrolle

    May 22, 2013 at 12:51 am

    "Cool"…!!

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    Brian Cox

    May 22, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Great news. Awesome that he's finally in The Big Show.

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    Endo

    May 22, 2013 at 3:55 am

    One of the most interesting anomalies in MMA and a personal favourite. Let's be honest, he's not beating Cain or Jr, but there's some cool fights for him in the UFC and it's the perfect place to wind down his career for a couple of years.

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    badblueboy

    May 22, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Reem Vs. Baby-Faced Assassin!
    Make it happen ASAP!

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    KeithFarrell

    May 22, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Easily one of the best fighters on the planet who wasn't with the UFC and pretty much the only notable heavyweight not in the company….. great news!

    I doubt he will become the champion but this sets up some super fun fights.

    Welcome back Warmaster!

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    enjoylife321

    May 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Josh Barnett has alot of talent plus a good promotion tongue….be great to see how he goes.

    Josh Barnett vs Alistair Overeem would be a great first fight

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    N.C.

    May 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

    best HW outside of the UFC is now back!

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