Josh Barnett Using Strikeforce Grand Prix As Stepping Stone
Josh Barnett knows the importance winning the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix could mean for the winner and the heavyweight MMA picture and talked to the press about it this week in New York City at the press conference held by the promotion featuring all eight competitors:
"This tournament is hugely important for MMA at large and especially for the heavyweight division because this is the greatest collection of heavyweight talent ever assembled for one tournament. This is not just a paper thing. The winner will be the No. 1 heavyweight in the world."
"I’m very excited and glad to be part of it and hope to use it as a stepping-stone to re-establish my career and to re-establish myself as the No. 1 fighter. I haven’t lost in years and don’t plan to now."