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Josh Barnett Looks To Cement Legacy Inside The Octagon

Josh Barnett remains with no promotion to call home, but that could change as the former heavyweight champion is considering another UFC run. Earlier in the year, Barnett wasn’t interested in the UFC’s offer.

“I would love to fight in the UFC next,” said, Barnett on The MMA Hour. “To be in the UFC would mean to go back to where I already won the belt, to go back to where I was a champion at 24 years old, and try to cement my legacy as an MMA fighter. I don’t really feel I can create that legacy and finish on a high point unless I’m there.”

If Barnett does return, it will be the first time in over a decade. He was stripped of his title and released by the UFC for having steroids in his system at UFC 36 in 2002.

He would later jump around the planet fighting for PRIDE, Affliction, DREAM and Strikeforce. Barnett was with Strikeforce until their last show, when he defeated Nandor Guelmino to be 32-6.

It’s not known if the UFC still has interest in the 35-year-old.