Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett willingly answered a question in regards to his recent Twitter beef with Ben Askren, the Bellator welterweight champion.
“I am not hear to make press for small people,” Barnett said. “I just don’t understand….I don’t call people out.
“Why garner attention by doing something negative? Do something on your own merits. Do it on your own, for your own positive reasons to make your own star shine bright.”
Askren called out Barnett for his previous failed drug test that led to him being stripped of the UFC title. Barnett faces Frank Mir Saturday night at UFC 164.
Barnett added that “you’re messing with me (while preparing for Mir)…that’s stupid. I don’t know you. You took it to a two, I’m gonna take it to 100.
“Don’t help the losers (to the press, in regards to asking questions about Askren).”