Josh Barnett Jokes That He Sparred With an Octopus To Prep For Travis Browne
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.26.2013
He says he lost due to the ink...
Josh Barnett delved into a bit of comedy at the pre-UFC 168 press conference today, joking that he prepared for Travis Browne by sparring with an octopus.
Barnett said, "Being from the Pacific Northwest, we have the giant Pacific octopus. So we put some gloves on one of those and hopped it up on a bunch of Xyience (energy drink) and spun it around the ring at me. I figured (Browne) couldn't be any more unusual than that. Unfortunately, I didn't do too well at it. It inked me in the face and I couldn't see, and it got a whole bunch of shots off. But luckily, to my knowledge, while Travis has grown a very regal beard, which I'm quite impressed with, I don't think he squirts ink. So I feel pretty confident there."
Barnett and Brown meet this weekend at UFC 168 in Las Vegas.