Many may be wondering if Josh Barnett will face potential issues getting a license to fight in the USA following a failed drug test in California that has forced him to fight outside of the USA for the last 18-months but according to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, Barnett will likely fight outside California but won't have any problems fighting in the Grand Prix:
"We've talked to four athletic commissions that will license him with a clean test. We feel confident that won't be an issue. Keep in mind Josh Barnett went to Sacramento six weeks ago, took a test and was clean. He hasn't fought for a year-and-a-half in America. He still has issues in California, so his fight won't be in California, but Josh has moved on, and we're moving on, too. He's been out of the fight business in America for 18 months. I think he's served his time."