Joshua Barnett is a professional wrestler, a mixed martial artist, and a color commentator. He is signed to Bellator MMA as a Heavyweight.
Joshua was signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship before that as a Heavyweight contender.
Barnett’s MMA career has been a successful one. He has fought 43 times, winning 35 times. Most of the wins are by submission, followed by technical knockouts.
Josh has additionally competed in New Japan’s Pro Wrestling.
Moreover, he has also fought in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Genome Federation.
Keep reading our article to learn about Josh’s bio.
Who is Josh Barnett?
Josh Barnett was born in Seattle, Washington, on November 10th, 1977. He got in many fights when he was young, which prompted his parents to take him to anger management programs.
Josh developed an interest in mixed martial arts after witnessing UFC 2 in university. It wasn’t long before he started training at the Bushidokan dojo.
Josh started his professional MMA career in 1997 for the United Full Contact Federation. He hit the ground running and dominated his opponent, earning his victory just 3 minutes into the match.
His winning streak didn’t die out, but instead, it became brighter.
After a 9-0 record with victories over UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn, Bob Gilstrap, and Bobby Hoffman, he signed into the UFC.
Josh made his UFC debut in November of 2000 during UFC 28. He defeated Gan McGee, aka ‘The Giant’ through a technical knockout. The win was impressive as Gan is a whopping 6 feet 10 inches in height.
Josh became the youngest UFC Heavyweight Champion after he knocked out Randy Couture, a Hall of Famer.
Unfortunately, his title was stripped off after he tested positive for using banned substances.
Josh has also fought for DREAM, Strikeforce, PRIDE, and Pancrase. He then returned to the UFC on May 21st, 2013.
Josh earned a Performance of the Night bonus after defeating Andrei Arlovski through submission.
Moreover, his performance earned him a ‘Fight of the Night’ award. On June 20th, 2018, Josh left the UFC because he didn’t trust the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
Afterward, Josh joined Bellator MMA on 1st April 2019.
Joshua Barnett is estimated to have a net worth of about $ 1.6 million. His income comes from the earnings from his MMA career and professional wrestling.
Is Josh Barnett Dating?
Josh Barnett is currently single after breaking up with his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Schneider.
Josh Barnett’s Wiki-Facts.
|Full name||Josh Lawrence Barnett|
|Age||43 years old.|
|Date of Birth||November 10, 1977|
|Place of Birth||Seattle, Washington, USA.|
|Profession||Mixed martial artists and professional wrestler|
|Net worth||$1.6 million|