Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/17/13
Fans went wild Thursday when Josh Barnett’s (Pictured) fighter profile magically appeared on UFC.com. However, despite whatever information the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s official website provides, which includes Barnett’s latest victory from just five days ago, “The Warmaster” is not an Octagon athlete. “But seriously, beyond my profile being up on UFC.com, I am not signed to the UFC. Sorry you guys all got your hopes up,” Barnett tweeted this afternoon. Zuffa, LLC can’t simply transition him over to the UFC now that Strikeforce has closed its doors. Unlike most of his former Strikeforce counterparts, Barnett became a free agent immediately after steamrolling Nandor Guelmino over the weekend. The 35-year-old is open to returning to the UFC, but he has also expressed great interest in resuming his professional wrestling career. In fact, Barnett’s in-cage post-fight interview on Saturday was rather WWE-inspired. UFC president Dana White and Barnett have had a rocky relationship (to
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