Josh Barnett Biography: Joshua Lawrence Barnett is a Bellator MMA fighter, submission wrestler, professional wrestler, and color commentator from the United States.
Josh Barnett Biography
Josh Barnett Biography: Josh Barnett is a well-known MMA fighter born in the United States on November 10, 1977. He was placed in anger management programs early and learned to cope with his rage via sports. Barnett went to Ballard High School, where he excelled in wrestling, football, Judo, Karate, and Muay Thai. As a sophomore, he saw UFC 2 and decided he wanted to be a mixed martial artist.
Barnett attended the University of Montana as a walk-on football player before deciding to pursue fighting instead. Barnett traveled to Jim Harrison’s Bushidokan dojo at the suggestion of a Montana teacher. Despite his lack of funds for courses, he received training in exchange for assisting with upkeep and work at the dojo.
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Josh Barnett Biography: Josh Barnett is a well-known MMA fighter born in the United States on November 10, 1977.
|Date Of Birth||November 10, 1977|
|Birth Place||Seattle, Washington|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth||$1.6 Million|
Josh Barnett Personal Life
Barnett acknowledged that he is not religious in an interview with The Steve Austin Show. In his leisure time, he likes driving and restoring cars, particularly older ones. He considers himself a cinephile, and his favorite film is the final edit of Blade Runner. He enjoys and plays the card game Magic: The Gathering.
Due to his youthful look and domination, Barnett was called the ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’ early in his career, and the title stuck with him into his 30s. His subsequent appellation, ‘The Warmaster,’ arose from his inability to appear or fight like his younger self. It was inspired by a song by the British death metal band Bolt Thrower, whose name was derived from a character in the sci-fi miniature wargame Warhammer 40,000. Barnett is an avid heavy metal enthusiast using Bolt Thrower as his MMA entrance music.
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Josh Barnett Career
On January 11, 1997, Barnett made his professional debut for the United Full Contact Federation against Chris Charnos in Washington. He took the bout with less than two weeks’ notice while home for Christmas break after being contacted by organizer Matt Hume, his former high school wrestling coach, and won in under three minutes by a rear-naked choke.
In preparation for his next bout, Barnett began training in catch wrestling and no-holds-barred with Hume’s AMC Pankration squad. He dropped out of university after winning to pursue fighting full-time. To join AMC, Barnett had to complete an examination that included conditioning, training, and an interview. He was 9-0 with seven first-round knockouts with victories against future UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn, Bobby Hoffman, John Marsh, and Bob Gilstrap twice. Barnett was invited to participate in the UFC after his strong performances.
Josh Barnett UFC Career
On November 17, 2000, Barnett made his UFC debut against 6′ 10″ Gan “The Giant” McGee at UFC 28, which he won via TKO in the second round. Despite losing by KO to Pedro Rizzo in his second fight at UFC 30, he bounced back to win his next two fights against 7′ 0″ Dutch kickboxer Semmy Schilt by armbar submission at UFC 32, and then a submission win in a rematch with Bobby Hoffman at UFC 34.
Following his victory over Hoffman, Barnett tested positive for prohibited drugs and was warned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. At UFC 36, Barnett was granted the opportunity to compete for the UFC Heavyweight Championship against then-champion and future UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. He became the youngest-ever UFC Heavyweight Champion via TKO after employing the ground-and-pound style. However, following the fight, it was found that he had tested positive for illegal drugs yet again, and his championship was revoked.
Josh Barnett Fighting Style
Barnett considers himself a catch wrestler. He was introduced to the discipline while preparing for his second professional bout with Matt Hume’s squad at AMC Pankration. His grappling method is predicated on catching his opponent and using the controls, rides, and pinning grips from said discipline to pressure him and grind him down when the battle goes to the ground.
He is excellent in lock flow or chain wrestling, moving from one position to another to obtain a submission hold to complete the contest. In addition to his grappling skills, Barnett possesses a complete Muay Thai game, which includes swapping stances during the fight, confounding his opponent, and boosting Barnett’s attack. Barnett has also demonstrated catch wrestling ability, employing collar ties and wrist holds to set up elbows and knees against the fence.