Josh Barnett Calls Out Kenny Florian

Josh Barnett was on Tapout Radio today, and covered a number of different subjects.  One of the best parts was where he went nuts on Florian for criticizing his technique on MMA Live:

Kenny Florian is a punk-ass bitch.  He thinks he can put on a suit, shave his stubble off, and get in front of a camera, and it makes him some sort of expert on MMA.  I think it just makes him an expert on taking it up the ass, as far as I can tell...if he thinks his ability on the mat can match his mouth, and if he'd like to show me how to throw an armbar, then be my guest....I can fly out to "sit on a dong," grab him, and see what he's got to say now.

This was one of the most immature outbursts I've heard in a while.  No word on whether he will call out other men who weigh close to 90 pounds less than him.  Florian voiced a common opinion, that Barnett should have been able to finish Yvel sooner, and that he would have liked to have seen a better performance.  He said that if he couldn't finish Yvel from the top, a lot of people will have trouble seeing him beat Fedor.  I assume Barnett is mad about Florian's comment about Barnett messing up an armbar from the top.  Compared to sports analysis on ESPN all the time for other sports, it was a very tame comment.

Florian's job on MMA Live is to just give his opinions.  Going after him personally for it is ridiculous.  The whole point of being an analyst is to put a personal spin on things.

I've also seen people criticize Florian for being a shill on MMA Live, which is classic selection bias.  This week on the show, he said it was great news that Strikeforce got the deal and that all these fighters would have a place to fight.  He then followed up praising Joe Lauzon, who has gone after him publicly.  I also rewatched the entire post-Affliction show, where he completely discounted Roach's claim that Fedor got lucky.    

-- photo via MMAWeekly.com

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