Josh Barnett’s 12-step Plan to Return to Dominance doesn’t include math

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Commentary/Opinion

JoshBarnettEstherLinAOL_crop_exactHeavyweight Josh Barnett has been around the block a few times. His first pro fight was way back in 1997, and he was wearing the UFC heavyweight belt when many of the newer hardcore fans were still in elementary school.

The Warmaster appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani to let everyone know he’s still got a lot of miles left in his tank. He even unveiled his plan to get back to the top of the world. He called it his 12 Step Program to Return to UFC Fighting Dominance. Here are his 12 steps–and if I may suggest a 13th step for Josh: Math.

1. Remove outside distractions and focus solely on fighting

2. Move camp away from home, narrow focus, remove convenience

3. Pre-camp harder

4. Increase flexibility

5. Work more on weaknesses

6. Spend more time on recovery

7. Work on learning a new language

8-12. Kill

Although the tail-end of his list leaves a little to be desired, he did discuss how at his age and experience level, it’s more difficult to do some of the things he used to do. That’s where preparation and intelligence come into play. Barnett is currently waiting on his next opponent and looking to avenge his last outing. He was knocked out by Travis Browne in just one minute at UFC 168.


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