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Full Video Interview: The "Warmaster" Josh Barnett on Early UFC, Catch Wrestling, and Heavy Metal

Updated: Jan 2

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Best known to MMA fans as the “Warmaster,” Josh Barnett is the youngest UFC heavyweight champion in the history of the league. 

He is a celebrated veteran of mixed martial arts and has fought in such leagues as Pride Dream, Strikeforce and Bellator and has had a successful pro wrestling career in the New Japan Pro Wrestling and TNA Wrestling.

Today he continues to challenge himself with his Bloodsport promotion as well as competing in submission grappling and BJJ. Once dubbed the “baby faced assassin” he continues to thrill audiences both in and outside of the ring.

Black Belt’s Tony Parrish talks with Josh about finding your path, the early days of UFC, wrestling in Japan, his teachers, and his current projects.

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