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Grand Prix at California, Impossible Because of Josh Barnett’s License Issue

Written on June 20, 2011 by Lulu

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After having trouble in getting his license to fight Fedor Emelianenko for Affliction: Trilogy at California, Josh Barnett is still having an issue with the California State Athletic Commission that brings the Grand Prix out of the said state.

After the quarterfinals of Heavyweight last Saturday night at Dallas, CEO – – was already talking about plans for the semifinal round, which will take place some time this fall. Scott Coker also added that they’re open to anything, except for the state of California where Josh Barrnet still have some issues about his .

Since 2009, didn’t acquire a license in California after defeating Gilbert Yvel at Affliction: Day of Reckoning. Since he didn’t get a fighter’s license to lock horns against Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction: Trilogy, he was embroiled in a series of failed attempts to get one from the .

Scott Coker doesn’t think that the issue between Josh Barrnet and the commission will not change anytime soon. As a matter of fact, the Strikeforce CEO doubts that the issue will be resolved even if the tournament reach its finals, which is currently scheduled for February of 2012. He also added that Strikeforce discussed a possible event which will allow Josh Barnett to fight.

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