Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett (30-5) impressively steemrolled knockout artist Bret Rogers (11-3) submitting him within the first two rounds to move on to the Simi-Finals of the Strikeforce Heavtweight Grand Prix. Barnett has his eye on the Strikeforce title after the win.
"Brett was a tough opponent," Barnett said. "I hope he's around for a long time knocking people out. However, tonight was my night and I'm here to win this tournament. After I win the whole thing, I'm coming after the heavyweight championship."
Barnett is now on a seven fight winning streak and will be looking to make himself relivant once again as he steps into the Strikeforce ranks and hopes for a potential shot at being in the UFC although UFC presidant Dana White stated that Barnett will never fight in the UFC again.
"This is my opportunity to go out there and explain myself as one of the best heavyweights that's ever walked the Earth," he said. "I know it but people want to see it. They want me to prove it. Fine, as long as you can line people up against me I'm going to keep taking them out. That's my job. I'm born and bred to fight."
Now that the oppertunity has presented itself Barnett will be looking to prove himself amongst the best in the world. With wins over top names he will be looking to continue his winning ways and be known for more than recent problems with his career and other organizations.
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