It looked like Barnett was a done deal just a week ago, but it seems like the negotiations are not going as planned. Hopefully, this is just a snag that will get cleared up as the HW division needs a many talented guys as possible.
Barnett’s manager Leland LeBarre told MMA Fighting:
According to Barnett’s manager Leland LaBarre, Barnett has officially declined the promotion’s latest contract offer.
“We agreed on guaranteed compensation,” LaBarre said. “In fact, we never even countered. We accepted their original offer.
“However, there are some outlying issues — one in particular — that as of this point we were unable to agree on.”
LaBarre said he didn’t feel it was appropriate at this time to discuss which issue both sides couldn’t come to terms on.
“We want to find the best deal for Josh and his final MMA home,” LaBarre said.
Thanks to BloodyElbow.com for the scoop.