Josh Barnett: " We're going out there to tear each others' heads off."
Talked MM and strike force and an -- to be specific let's say about. You guys here first the money man the CEO strike force right there Scott -- that's why he's very important police that's what this guy the youngest heavyweight champion UFC history fighting in strike force. Let's get with Josh Barnett and -- you'll open with you is that right money man is the most important you can write I don't want those checks clear that they keep him he always he goes so far and each. I'm allowing you know -- his kneecap seemed to work just fine yeah. Had a dollar a finger is so I had think think the money's gone out okay all right so that part we have -- pats are let's start with the what's coming up and NATO you're going to be brilliant strike force. Back down at HP pavilion how great is that going to be back we're home is down in San. And that's you know that's where we started that's the the birthplace of strike force than that we you know we travel the country -- shows and this is the the files over heavily -- return and we started about fourteen months ago. All right so early reports of your take on Daniel Cormier and -- -- guys Olympic wrestler you have a wrestling backgrounds all pro wrestling. Yes is not really get this kind of match. Absolutely I'll not only well I've got to get him on the -- on the other -- have gotten advice that's an advantage throughout no absolutely and it's it's about using your surroundings. Knowing your environment all right I know hollow the you know the environment against that Korea. I know that it's going to be likely pro Cormier crowd which means I'll be taken the -- be -- So you know no autographs and I'll be making kids -- do you like that though is some some guys lightly he'll. -- the main kids cry I mean if there's ever an ego boost. That's a thing to do it you know a real tough for you take a -- -- well you know a few days bad if if things are gone so well at least push for Asomugha has much smaller weaker and and while I would say. You know has as less of -- maturity level but at this point I think we're probably evening things out. That's a -- Grand -- turn it right is the finals on it yes is this an unexpected final. You know let's say you the -- had a lot of twists and turns and you know we had -- we had eight of the of the greatest heavyweights you know that that we that I see and put together. Indeterminate. Suspect in the right daisy scouting actually some of the reserve heavyweights that -- wasn't one of those who know me now I mean we had -- -- go ahead you know energize you had the Giants solo. We had Carrot Top who just be on the way to Canton Monday. I don't know she come Monday now but under allows viewers and then we just had some great heavyweights and you know we. You know -- title Pedro you know -- or -- or fate or else and then the inevitable those guys -- out so. You know what in the term you never know it's gonna happen and but we're we're happy with -- -- -- -- gonna be amazing well he has a very talented. And -- dangerous -- dangerous so. You know it's going to be a great job so he is dangerous I've heard that place is tough and walker I don't eligibility can be troublesome. Some people think this could be the last grand three tournament -- that means something to be the champion of the last long. You know whether it's the last one or the next one or. That. It's that won't really make a factor until long after the you know we've gone through this there there's a lot of time left in the sport than a -- hopefully. Much longer than than I will ever see. But even in my career there the possibility of a -- preterm sources said. And the key is is winning man you got to go out there -- doesn't matter what they end up being at the end of the day doesn't even matter if there's a belt on the line for a fight -- when the fight and win the fight. He did everything that comes with that and just like they say this. Was a war go to the Victor all right that's anyways you got a lot of other things on the -- blows can you focus in on the -- here there's something else that matters did not really anyway that money now judgments about Josh. Go but up -- you know we get. Great fight card that we just announced and you know we have a fight with -- and Josh both local guys not me. And now also. Mike house fighting -- -- -- it was a rematch. Might not amount to about eighteen months ago. And they just been -- ever since so this can be great fight and it's going to be -- play a fight card this top to bottom stacked. All right and then they fans wanna know this state scene tried to -- going got. Eaten up by you have -- same thing would W we see where strike force right now and they look at their future. Well I think that you know we as a healthy company. We. Were purchased from. Jump from the UFC about a year ago it's been about a year ago and this this month actually. And down. If you look at our television deal we have a great television partner -- showtime. We had response of some board who had great fighters on board and it's a it's a company that you know they're committed to continuing. So you you mentioned -- -- Thompson's coupled Bay Area guys right there but some people say maligned as this isn't his best fight he should be taken on someone USC is this the best -- -- -- and it brought. Here's the thing I mean you know through the Jack Johnson he's a dangerous fighter and TV he's just got to be covered right. So you know just -- Gilbert a shot and you know Josh I mean just when the first one. You know he was you know gracious to give Gilbert there will be a rematch -- -- the rubber match and had to deal with styles make fights and this is a style matchup that's going to be very very tough Roland. Of the Josh is your Josh foot is better than the other Josh but I would guess and I in my opinion about you know Josh Josh Thompson has very stylized I -- his -- -- And -- is his body groom when you know his happy because I think we're going I mean I'm sure he he he totally man's case the pop pop pop pop pop up. I like it. Really got a got evidence got to explore all these guys guys are looking for the fight coming up and make -- because it's an entire card good luck to you thank you I wouldn't say it's idiotic. I see that think thanks and actually -- you know -- corneas. Not only is he an incredible opponent. And I and I got a great athlete he's -- he's -- pretty fantastic person as well so there's no animosity we're going out there where we're going to empty each other's heads off but. Part of that is because we have such respect for each other so I really look forward to get hammered them -- Josh got thanks for joining us here -- chronicle live.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and Josh Barnett preview Barnett's highly anticipated fight with Daniel Cormier.