After watching his opponent, Daniel Cormier, have his hand raised in victory at Saturday night’s Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Barnett, “The War Master” Josh Barnett revealed during his post-fight interview that he broke his left hand early in the bout.
Barnett, who was immediately rushed to the hospital after the event, was unavailable for further comments that night. He has however confirmed via twitter that his hand was indeed broken. “Here’s what happened in the first :30…still threw it though. Of course that might not have so wise,” he tweeted along with the above photo of the X-Ray.
While Barnett was soundly dominated by the former Olympian, the Seattle native continued to fight for over 24 minutes, surviving to see the final bell. It would seem his past unfavorable standing with Zuffa brass is no longer an issue. It was confirmed by USA Today that when his recovery is complete, Barnett will have another fight under the Strikeforce banner .