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Josh Barnett-Daniel Cormier Set For May 19

The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix will finally come to a conclusion on May 19 when Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier square off on Showtime. The bout has been on hold for several months due to a broken hand suffered by Cormier in his win over Antonio Silva in the semifinals.

The fight was announced Saturday night during the broadcast of Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey.

“Finally, I’m back and I’m ready to fight,” Cormier said. “I was given an opportunity (Cormier was an injury replacement into the grand prix) and I took it. I’m fighting the biggest fight of my career.”

Barnett, in his usual casual-self, said, “I find ways to occupy my time,” in regards to the long delay. Barnett has competed in pro wrestling matches during the hiatus.