“The War Master” Josh Barnett (32-6) is set to make his UFC return, as he confirms via Twitter and MMAJunkie that he has signed a multi-fight contract deal with his former employer. Highly anticipated, it was expected that Barnett would make the transition with the acquisition of Strikeforce, however contract disputes had kept the highly ranked heavyweight  out of the promotion.

With all paperwork signed and completed, the former champ is expected to step in the cage later this year. It shouldn’t be long as upcoming UFC fight cards are currently in need of headlines. Let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions for Barnet”s next opponent.

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