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That was absolutely insane. Ben Rothwell just submitted Josh Barnett! Incredible! #UFCNewJersey https://t.co/xrMhWzY4bE
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) January 31, 2016
Pro wrestler/MMA fighter Josh Barnett was forced to submit to fighter Ben Rothwell at UFC’s fight card Saturday night on Fox.
It was the first official submission tap-out of Barnett’s career, prompting questions about whether Barnett will retire from MMA after 18 years as a professional fighter.
Some speculation whether @JoshLBarnett retired tonight. He just told me he absolutely did not. Still plans to keep fighting.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 31, 2016
It had been four months since Barnett last fought, so he will most certainly take a break from fighting while contemplating his next MMA move.
Barnett will shift back to calling New Japan Pro Wrestling broadcasts for AXS TV. Barnett will have a new broadcasting partner, Jim Ross, who will replace Mauro Ranallo at the next set of TV voice-overs in February, to premiere in March.
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