UFC News: Dana White and Strikeforce Heavyweight Josh Barnett Reunite

Michael EvansCorrespondent IIIMay 13, 2011

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 15:  UFC President Dana White arrives at UFC, Famous Stars and Straps and New Era's 'The Magic Party' at XS the nightclub on February 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
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Cage Potato reported this week that Dana White and Josh Barnett are now civil.  The shaky past of Dana White and Josh Barnett is no joking matter.  It is well documented that the UFC president has had his problems with Barnett in the past.

Recently the UFC held its third annual Fighter Summit to educate the employees of UFC and Strikeforce on such topics as concussions, health care, the dangers of steroids and other useful topics.

To most fighters it was most definitely boring.  According to a Cage Potato article, Gegard Mousasi took to drawing sketches to deal with being bored at the event.  Nonetheless, many of the issues covered affect many people and everyone needs to be informed.

On a lighter note, the event brought Dana White and Josh Barnett back together.  They seem to be getting along just fine.  This would never have happened even a couple of years ago.  Barnett commented on his Twitter that, “Pigs have now flown. Watch for Hell to freeze over next. Me and @danawhite together again.”

Josh will face Brett Rogers in the quarterfinals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix on June 18th.  Hopefully he wins that match because his future with the company is questionable still, despite how cordial he and Dana White are in public.