What is Josh Barnett doing now?

9 June 2022

Josh Barnett, a former UFC Boxing Champion, is a professional wrestler and an American mixed martial artist who started his career in 1996. Barnett launched his fight squad in 2017 and got the name from a Japanese shot technique that Billy Robinson popularized. The squad is named UWF USA, and it’s currently centered on Catch Wrestling and Shootfighting. The team’s head coach or trainer is Barnett.

However, Josh Barnett is having trouble comprehending that he hasn’t competed in the last few years. He last fought in 2016, where he beat Andrei Arlovski by third-round submission to receive a Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night bonus.

Career Highlights

After the US Anti-Doping Agency reported that Josh had failed a drug test for a prohibited substance as part of the UFC’s anti-doping policy, Barnett faced a bizarre situation in which he was essentially battling for his career. On the other hand, Barnett made it obvious that MMA, notably Bellator, is still on his mind. “The Warmaster” didn’t hesitate while being asked what his Bellator objective was by Submission Radio.

Barnett appealed to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for re-licensure after the positive drug tests. Barnett’s appeal was adjourned three times by the CSAC. His law firm requested extra details from the lab that performed Barnett’s tests, which resulted in the first two adjournments. Due to travel issues, Barnett’s lawyer, Michael J. DiMaggio, was unable to make it to the hearing, resulting in the third postponement scheduled for February 22, 2010.

The player said that it was “The Fedor fight.” To be ready to get into the ring with his friend while the possibility still exists, confront one of the best boxers of all time and put it on the line, and watch the two of them finally pick a fight.

That isn’t to say he doesn’t like the Bellator championship; he’d love to add more great title belts to his collection; however, the title is only as good as the man who wears it. Josh suppose he’d rather Fedor compete for the belt, win, and afterward fight him. He said that one couldn’t ask for much more than that.

The Seattle-based fighter has competed in several tournaments and won several titles, such as the King of Pancrase Championship and the Metamoris Championship. He also was the major candidate in the Pride Openweight in 2006 and the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2012.

Private life

Barnett acknowledged that he’s not religious during an interview with The Steve Austin Show. He loves driving and restoring cars in his leisure time, with a preference for antique vehicles. He describes himself as a film buff, and his favorite film is the last cut of the Blade Runner. Also, Josh plays and is a great fan of a card game called Magic: The Gathering.

‘A track influenced the Warmaster’ nickname by the British death metal band Bolt Thrower, titled after a figure from a Sci-Fi theme miniature wargame Warhammer 40,000.

Barnett, born and reared in Seattle, had a difficult childhood and was frequently involved in fights. At a young age, he was placed in anger management initiatives and taught how to handle his emotions by taking part in sports.

Barnett went to Ballard School and thrived in boxing, soccer, judo, and Muay Thai training. He pursued a career in mixed martial arts upon seeing UFC 2 as a freshman. Barnett had initially enrolled at Montana University as a walk-on to play the game for the institution, but he chose not to do so.

Josh went to Jim Harrison’s Bushidokan dojo after a referral from a Montana instructor. He got training in return for assisting with labor and maintenance at the dojo, even though he did not have enough financial means to attend sessions.

He’s a successful businessman who no longer relies on boxing to pay his bills, yet he still enjoys the sport and competes. It is why he’s eager and gets as much done as possible in the final years of his fighting career to retire from combat sports, realizing he gave it his all.

Josh doesn’t have to fight, but he wants to. However, as long as he wants to and the body is willing, he’ll do it. You could put stuff on hold since you can push things forward; however, you can’t do it with your sports career.

The fighter says that the clock is ruthless, and time is cruel to the creature. He has to take advantage of it while it still is available.