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

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker