Josh Barnett may not be sure when he's coming back to the cage, but he does have at least one thing he's certain about: If he and Travis Browne ever fight again, the results won't be the same. Barnett and Browne faced off back at UFC 168, where Barnett was the slight favorite going in. Unfortunately for "The Warmaster" his first takedown attempt would be his last move of the fight, as Browne planted a series of elbows to Barnett's temple, leaving the former UFC champion knocked unconscious at just one minute of the first round. It's a loss Barnett appears to still have on his mind, as he talked about Browne's post-fight behavior during a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience(transcript via MMAFighting):
"Me? I don't have any reason to be a f***ing prick, especially after I win. But, you know what, a guy wins, he feels like he's on top of the world, that's when you're going to say some s**t like that, when you're going to act out.
"If that's the way it's going to be, awesome. If we rematch it's not going to be the same dude you fought that night. You have no idea. You really don't get it. You will get your ass handed to you because now you gave me a reason to want to kick your ass."
Barnett also spoke about his mindset heading into the fight and what he's looking for going forward, saying that he's not interested in "climbing the ladder":
"I wasn't into my last fight, to be honest," Barnett told UFC commentator Joe Rogan. "I didn't care. I just wasn't 'up' for it. I trained and it got to a point where I was just like, 'I'm over this. Who is [Travis Browne]? If I beat him, what does that do? Then I get to fight another guy and another guy? Where am I going with this?' I'm not going to climb this f***ing ladder to prove that I deserve to fight for a title. I can fight for a title against anyone in any league, anywhere, anytime. F***in', I'm a world championship level guy.
"I don't need to prove that I belong here. I fought 'Travis Browne's' all my career. They just had a different name at a different point in life. They had the same type of skillset. They're basically the same type of guy. There will be another Travis Browne when Travis Browne is done being Travis Browne."
Barnett also talks about being the youngest heavyweight champ, Battledome, early MMA training stories and much much more. You can check out the whole thing below.