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Barnett "Embarrased", Still Plans to Fight CSAC Ruling

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A Recent Blog Post Sheds More Light on Where Josh Barnett is Heading

If the reports are true and the California State Athletic Commission’s claims are justified, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh “The Babyfaced Assassin” Barnett may have cost himself the biggest fight of his life, as he recently tested positive for steroids and has been pulled from the August 1 Affliction “Trilogy” main event, which would have seen him take on current WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko.

Barnett seemed adamant that he would challenge the ruling and work as hard as possible to get himself reinstated and back into the main event, but other than that, he hasn't said much.

Barnett recently updated his fans on his situation and what he plans to do about it, via an official blog post on his MySpace account.

Here’s what the man had to say.

"Many of you are wondering what's happening. What I can say is that when applying for my license, the CSAC asked for me to submit a urine sample for testing prior to granting my license as they do with everyone, I believe. It was not a random test. I had no reason to believe there would be any issues and went in to submit my sample at the earliest possible opportunity on June 25th. I never once thought there would be a problem.”

"My representatives and I are working to gather as much info as possible and handle this situation as best as we can. 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.”

“I am very thankful for all the great family, friends and fans that still support me."

It should be noted that Bill Douglas, Assistant Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission, recently disputed Barnett’s claim that the test wasn’t random.

 

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