Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett were announced as the coaches and future opponents recently, as they will take to the Octagon later this year in Japan.
While the two share some common ground, it appears there will be no friendly exchanges moving forward.
“Big Country” took to Twitter after the fight announcement and stated that he “hopes” strict drug testing is in use before the two meet. Barnett, a former UFC heavyweight champion, failed a post-fight drug test for banned substances previously in his career.
Never one to back away from a social media exchange, Barnett responded, as you can see from the tweets below:
— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) May 14, 2015
I'm hoping they allow you to do steroids just make this a competitive fight. Gravy injections haven't worked for you https://t.co/6HX91Ykcte
— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) May 14, 2015