Most MMA fans only get to see the glitz and glamour side of mixed martial arts. You know, when the pay-per-view cameras are rolling and the stadium lights are shining bright? Well, heavyweight Josh Barnett just took us behind the scenes to experience what it’s like to put an actual fight together … on his Twitter account.
Although he’s less than a day removed from inking a contract to join Dream, the controversial wrestler has been trying to sell a Neil Grove or Seth Petruzelli scrap for Dream.13 on March 22nd.
No comment from Grove’s camp about the potential matchup, however Barnett and Petruzelli, the man best known for slapping Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson silly in EliteXC’s final promotion, took to the Twitter world last night to respectfully arrange a showdown.
Who were you offered so far, Josh?
“Rumor is that Tim Sylvia and Bigfoot Silva both turned down fights with me in DREAM. IDK, I’m hearing it here…but I do want to fight.”
So now what’s the plan?
“So I hear Neil Grove is a possible opponent and Seth Petruzelli wants to rumble too…bring ’em on! Seth has to bring Tom Lawler tho.”
“DREAM 3/22 baby!”
“Ok so josh barnett needs a fight for dream in japan,ill do it! Who can make that happen?!”
Mr. Petruzelli, what steps have you taken to ensure this scrap goes down inside the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan?
“i had my MNGR call the number you gave [Lawler]. i hope we can do this! please put in a word for me! i look forward to this!”
Barnett chimes in with some innocent ribbing:
“You have a manager? I thought all you had was highlights and veneers… BTW…you would bring [Lawler] with you right?”
Seth, are you still planning on taking Lawler with you even though he and Barnett are long-time buddies? What if Lawler dumps you for Barnett?
“yes [Lawler] will be with me, but hands off he is my twink! and my highlights take the emphasis off my bitch tits :(”
Lawler, MMA’s top comedian, drops his two cents:
“[Josh], I wore wrestling shoes to train tonight after you sent the message! Hopefully this happens, just promise to take me to njpw.”
Who knew MMA negotiations were so loosey-goosey? Let’s see if this conversation hits home with those making the decision in the Orient. We’re less than 19 days away, so the clock is definitely twittering, I mean ticking …