There’s fun MMA news and shitty MMA news. I’d say the Fedor stuff went from fun to shitty pretty quick, wouldn’t you agree? Last week we were all excited at the prospect of Fedor fighting some random challenger from the masses. Now, we’ll be lucky if he ends up fighting anyone half decent by the end of the year. And to add to the annoying news cycle, Josh Barnett is now declaring his innocence:
Mr. Barnett was shocked at these allegations and was extremely disappointed to learn that Affliction had made the hasty decision to cancel the August 1st event in its entirety. Mr. Barnett vehemently denies intentionally ingesting any banned substances in preparation for the August 1st fight and he is looking forward to presenting his case to the California State Athletic Commission.
“In the meantime, Mr. Barnett has yet to learn of the results of the B sample testing and he has not received any of the documentation that provides further details of the alleged positive sample despite numerous requests. In fact, the documentation that Mr. Barnett has received raises serious questions about the integrity of the sample and the validity of the results themselves.
In the long history of MMA fighters testing positive for junk, has there ever been a case that a fighter has won their case? The most anyone has ever gotten was their suspension halved. Since Josh wasn’t even suspended (since he had no license to suspend at the time) I suppose he just wants to clear his name, which means you can expect an entire Josh Barnett Innocence media tour plus six months of bullshit as the CSAC fumbles incompetently through the steroid hearing procedure. And in the end after everything they’ll find Josh guilty because his piss said so. And all this will be nothing more than a bunch of annoying pointless news because we already know how it will end.