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Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

Posted on: July 23, 2009 3:56 pm
 
MMA is close. Can you feel it? I can. I've felt it since the moment I saw my first UFC event a few years ago, UFC 68 in Columbus, Ohio. This sport is close to crossing over, to becoming huge in a way not even UFC president Dana White in all his braggadocio glory thought possible.

And what I wrote that night a few years ago was this: MMA needs to avoid steroid scandals to hit it big.

And along comes Josh Barnett.

Barnett isn't the biggest name in the sport, but he's fighting the biggest name in the sport. Or he was, this weekend, until he failed a drug test and was removed from the Affliction MMA card opposite superstar Fedor Emelianenko.

So now, tons of potential MMA fans who are checking out this sport for the first time this week, because of another Fedor fight in this country, are hearing about the steroided monster who was kicked off a fight card.

Well done, Josh Barnett.

You just set back your favorite sport -- and mine -- a year or more.
Comments

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2009 9:43 am
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

I disagree completely, this is not a steroid scandal.  The WWE had a steroid scandal in the early 90s, and baseball had a steroid scandal.  As long as people continue to be tested and caught, it's not a scandal.  It's a scandal when the owner is involved or the sport tries to cover it up.  It's a scandal when the athletes get a slap on the wrist or don't get in trouble at all.  Even if there are a lot more people taking steroids than are testing positive, as long as there are a few examples made every now and then it won't be considered a scandal. 

You really don't see guys that look like Mark Coleman or Kevin Randleman did in the UFC anymore.  Sure Lesnar is huge, and was on something when he was in WWE, but he's not as ripped as he once was.  The best fighters are Fedor, GSP, Silva, and Machida.  I would be shocked if any of those guys were on steroids.



Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2009 8:30 pm
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

At least this is being reported to the media right away and isn't going to come back 8 years later to the public like the whole MLB circus. This isn't the first fighter in the last couple years, Leben, Bonner, Ken Shamrock, those are all huge names in MMA (if you are a true fan of MMA at least and not just some random schmuck who thinks Kimbo is the greatest heavyweight, although I can't wait to see how he does on the next season of TUF) Back to my point, this fight got cancelled but look at all the other fights that did too just on this website (Riggs, Diaz being a bigger one) It's just a small set back, Dana will just schedule more superfights and get it rolling again and they won't have to blur out AFFLICTION shirts on UFC Unleashed anymore.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2009 10:56 am
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

The only part of MMA that Josh set back was Affliction.  They were drowning anyway, and Josh became the anchor that took them to the bottom of the ocean.  Maybe now we can get Fedor and Brock together for a friendly face bashing. 



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2009 10:15 pm
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

I don't know about that.  I would say MLB, the NFL, "pro wrestling," virtually any olympic sport, cycling and probably the NBA have a higher percentage of their athletes on roids than does the UFC.



Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2009 10:22 am
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

Well Doyel, it has only been your favorite sport for a few years according to you so you can now go jump on another bandwagon. I started watching this sport at UFC 1. The roids have always been there, even tank abbott has said it and many fighters have taken steroids. They cycle on and then they cycle off in time for the body to get rid of any visible traces. They have masking agents, there is the HGH thing which is untestable. Steroids won't set this sport back, the people who keep it down are the ones like Dana White who wants to monopolize the sport and choose who he brings to the big stage. Those so called fans who leave and stop viewing the fights, they never were the fans mma needed. The sport does not have to be as big as MLB or NFL. With true mma fans come knowledge of the sport. I have had so many people tell me they watch mma all the time, but they don't know guys like Miguel Torres or even Fedor. Barnett did not set mma back, he set Josh Barnett back.  



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2009 3:00 pm
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

Brock on rhoids??!!!

I think his shoulder would make his head pop off if he did that.



Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2009 10:37 am
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

It's not like he had a chance anyway.. hell, get that guy some more juice..He was gonna need it!! Brocks gonna need a needle in his ass if he wants to have a chance. maybe rub a lil bit of that cream.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2009 12:27 pm
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett

@ playmaker21...

Quit wearing your rear-end for a hat.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2009 1:32 am
 

Well done, MMA-hole Josh Barnett


obviously the majority of these guys are on roids, any human being that would get in octagon has to be a combination of hyped on
steroids, creatine, and adrenaline.
Good to see ignorance is alive and well.  I know several MMA fighters (not at the pro level) and they all seem to share a few characteristics. They enjoy the competition, they are college educated and professionals in real life, and they're drug-free.  A couple take more over the counter supplements than you can probably count, but nothing illegal.  What makes this any different than college or olympic wrestling, boxing, karate, or judo?  They are all combative sports and anyone taking part has to expect they'll take some punishment, both in the moment and over the course of a career. 

I'm glad to see someone pop positive for steroids.  A sport like this could have gotten away with a BS testing program.  Instead, they just lost millions in revenue because they had the integrity to do the right thing and test they way they should.  Funny, because I came on this page because I just watched the Brazilian woman they call Cyborg fight and was wondering if MMA tests for drugs.  Guess I found the answer.


playmaker21
Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2009 12:26 am
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