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Friday, September 2, 2011

CHATTIN' WITH THE BABY FACE ASSASSIN - MMAFIGHTING LIVE Q & A.


Today I was lucky enough to catch the live chat with Josh Barnett and I was able to get in a few questions amongst the many others that were being asked of him. Unfortunately, as usual, you get the occasional idiot asking how it felt to get kneed in the groin by Mighty Mo. Clearly this was probably the obese, hot pocket eating know-it-all who "tranes UFC" and owns every piece of sparing equipment on MMAHQ, yet has never used it. He can regurgitate random stats and improper pronunciations of submissions but he clearly hasn't left his desk except to answer the door for A&E's Hoarders.

Now back to Josh Barnett. Take a look at some excerpts from Josh's live chat today and stuff your face with processed food in anticipation of the SF Heavyweight GP Semi-Finals.

Q:
We know currently your concentrating heavily on MMA but do you have any future plans to compete in high level grappling again ADCC / No Gi worlds etc. ?

Josh Barnett:
Nothing on the horizon.

Q:
Who is your favorite pro wrestler of all-time? Also, if the money was the same.. would you rather wrestle or do MMA?

Josh Barnett:
If the money were the same I'd still be an MMA fighter first. My favorite professional wrestler of all time is Akira Maeda. The guy had that shoot style, ridiculous suplexes, a great kicker.

Josh Barnett:
I prefer Japanese pro wrestling to WWE but I have an affinity for both. A good wrestling match is a good wrestling match, no matter what.


Q:
Josh what made you want to start training for mma?

Josh Barnett:
I've always had an affinity for fighting, combat, intensity. When I saw there was an opportunity to do it, that was all that was necessary. It just seems like the life to go out there and face a man in combat. When I saw there was a real chance of that I knew it was for me.
Josh Barnett:
I played football in high school, I wrestled, I did track and field, the discus and shot put. I was a good wrestler but I think MMA is the best fit for who I am.


Q:
Who's your favorite MMA fighter , in your weight class or ever?

Josh Barnett:
Erik Paulson -- he's a pioneer, fighting mixed martial arts before the UFC. He's my coach and also a good friend.

Q:
How are things between you and Dana? And what do you think about the Fox Deal?


Josh Barnett:
It's good for the UFC to have a Fox deal, good for MMA to be in that TV market. I don't ever really talk to Dana but I imagine we'd be OK.


Josh Barnett:
It's possible Strikeforce will be folded into the UFC and I'm fine with that. As long as I've got a ring to fight in I'm OK with it.

Q:
What did you think of the overeem-werdum fight?

Josh Barnett:
I thought Werdum was chaotic and spastic in the ring. To an extent that helped him, making the fight so uncontrolled I think worked in his favor. He's got a long way to go in terms of being a fighter out there. He showed how uncomfortable he can be in the ring.
 
Josh Barnett:
I didn't see Werdum-Overeem happening like that. I was thinking Werdum might change things up at some point, but no can do, I guess.

Q:
What is your gameplay for sergei?

Josh Barnett:
Sure. I'm going to try and have a witch doctor cast a spell on him and see how that works. Then maybe I'll try to bring some American pornography into the ring and see if that affects him.


Josh Barnett:
I'm not going to sit here and tell you what my game plan is going to be. People have their own ideas, but I'm sure everyone can figure out what my game plan is to a certain extent.

Josh Barnett:
I never really have a strict game plan -- I'm not a stickler to an ironclad game plan. But I do think it's good to have a general sense of what you're going to do, what things to look for your opponent to do.

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