Josh Barnett Turns to Pro Wrestling?

Written by Tom Ngo
July 28th, 2009

What do you do when you single-handedly take down an entire mixed martial arts organization, costing it and their partners millions of dollars? Apparently if you’re multi-time steroid abuser Josh Barnett, you trade in your MMA gloves for a Nacho Libre mask.

AOL FanHouse is reporting that Barnett has agreed to wrestle in Japan’s Inoki Genome Federation. Although he has yet to speak publicly since testing positive for steroids last week, his manager, Shannon Hooper, verified the heavyweight’s most recent career move with the website.

Like a true man, Barnett’s only comments regarding the matter were issued via his MySpace page:

“My representatives and I are working to gather as much info as possible and handle this situation as best as we can,” Barnett stated. “I am embarrassed and want for nothing more than to resolve this issue and receive a license from the State of California as I have done many times already and for other states as well.”

Although he denies any wrongdoing, if it walks like a duck …

Due to Barnett’s inability to lay off the juice, Affliction Entertainment was forced to cancel their August 1st “Trilogy” event. With an impending suspension looming, Barnett may have found a way to generate income until his license gets re-issued.

The good news is that at least Barnett won’t have to change up his wardrobe too much because he already fights in wrestler’s butt-huggers.

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