Josh Barnett irked by some budding MMAers

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 3:17 PM ET

Ahead of his 2010 bout against kickboxer Mighty Mo, Josh (The Warmaster) Barnett was warming up backstage when he was approached by a young fighter.

“I was standing backstage in Japan, about to fight in Dream, and I'm wearing my Pancrase warm-up outfit, because I am a member of Pancrase,” Barnett recalled in a phone interview with QMI Agency. “This guy — he was a current UFC fighter at the time — looks at me and goes, 'What's Pancrase?' I'm like, 'What? What do you mean what's Pancrase?' (He responds), 'Is that just fighting with open hands or something?' and I go, 'Are you kidding me? You have no idea what this is or who they are. They're probably the second-longest running MMA organization in the entire world. They've had multiple UFC champions as their champions.'

 


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