Josh Barnett spurns latest UFC contract offer

The courtship didn’t last long after Josh Barnett completed his Strikeforce contract last month. UFC President Dana White indicated on multiple occasions that the promotion was interested in signing Barnett, but just that a deal needed to be worked out. However, Ariel Helwani reports that Josh Barnett has declined the latest offer from the UFC and will not sign with the promotion

Dana White UFC 158 media scrum *Video*

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UFC President Dana White met with the media after the UFC 158 press conference that was held in Montreal earlier today. He touch on a variety of topics regarding the UFC 158 card itself. Also, he touched on potential fights between training partners Rory MacDonald and Georges St-Pierre, Rampage Jackson, Ronda Rousey’s Sandy Hook Tweet, Eddie Alvarez’s contract situation, and the possibility of Josh Barnett coming to the UFC.

Strikeforce salaries: Josh Barnett leads payroll with $250,000K

The Oklahoma State Athletic Commission.has released the reported salaries of the fighters who fought on the final Strikeforce event in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Saturday night.

Videos: Strikeforce post-fight interviews with Saffiedine, Cormier, ‘Jacare’, Barnett, Mousasi

Following Strikeforce’s final event Saturday night in Oklahoma City, Showtime spoke with the night’s main card victors, including Tarec Saffiedine who won the welterweight title, Daniel Cormier who stopped Dion Staring, “Jacare” Souza who submitted UFC’s Ed Herman, Josh Barnett who submitted Nandor Guelmino and Gegard Mousasi who submitted Mike Kyle.