WWE: Former UFC Champion Josh Barnett considering potential WWE career

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It seems that Brock Lesnar might not be the only former UFC Star in the WWE pretty soon.

Barnett spoke to Sean Ross Sapp of Wrestling Inc, and the former UFC Heavyweight Champion revealed that he would love to join the WWE.

The 37-year old is certainly a busy man, being a top-10 heavyweight in the UFC, the current Metamoris Heavyweight champ and he does the color-commentary for New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS.


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When Sapp asked him the Heavyweight recently about the prospect of working in the WWE, he seemed very open to doing so.

"Sure! Working is working, and there's a lot of great guys in WWE that I'd love to put on a match with," Barnett said.

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Stay A Wrestler

However, there were some serious concessions that would have to agreed to by Triple H, Vince McMahon and co before he would start, with Barnett saying that he is a wrestler first and foremost.

"The thing is, wherever I go, I'm a wrestler. I'm not an entertainer or superstar or whatever. I'm a wrestler first, and I won't concede on that."

Barnett became the youngest UFC Heavyweight Champion ever when he won the title from UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in March 2002.

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Being the youngest champ ever would be a big selling point for WWE and sets him up for an easy program with Brock Lesnar, who was UFC Heavyweight Champion in 2008 before losing it to Cain Velasquez. 

Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing in at over 250 pounds, Barnett cuts an imposing figure and the fact that he can also deliver a mean promo would definitely be another tick in the pro column.

He has also wrestled over 50 matches for New Japan and has professional wrestling training so would not be a risk if to any competitors and fellow wrestlers. We'll just have to wait and see if he receives an offer in the near future.

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