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Fedor Vs Barnett Bout In Jeopardy

NEW YORK - JANUARY 20:  Heavyweight mixed martial arts champion Fedor 'The Last Emperor' Emelianenko of Russia attends the 'Day of Reckoning' press conference at Trump Tower January 20, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
Matt HomdisCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2009

According to, Josh Barnett has tested positive for banned substances in a pre-fight test, and therefore not be licensed to fight.

Though the Barnett camp offered denials, Affliction and M-1 Global have begun the search for a new opponent with less then 2 weeks to go to the most important card in the companies history. Shades of EliteXC anyone?

Bobby Lashley and Vitor Belfort are rumoured to be possible fodder for Emelianenko.


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