Josh Barnett was unable to secure the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix title Saturday night, falling by decision to Daniel Cormier. Now, with the division seemingly gone, it remains unknown what will happen to “The Warmaster” now.
“Per his contract, I think that (Zuffa) would happily find an opponent that makes the most sense,” said Barnett’s manager, Leland LaBarre, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com.
It has been expected that the winner of the GP would fight one more time in Strikeforce before likely heading to the UFC to join Alistair Overeem, Antonio Silva, Fabricio Werdum and others from Strikeforce. In Barnett’s case, it remains unknown if his contract will allow that. Plus, he did suffer a hand injury that will be looked at in the coming days, making his return to action also an unknown at this time.