Barnett Set To Sue Supplement Company
Following his exoneration by USADA, when he proved a failed drug test was due to a tainted supplement, Josh Barnett is looking for justice.
The former UFC heavyweight champion was flagged in 2017 by the UFC’s regulatory partner, for testing positive for the PED Ostarine. Barnett contended that he never took the performance enhancer willingly and claimed that he would rather take a four year suspension from USADA, then be the victim of a “USADA witch hunt.”
Barnett was able to prove his innocence, and now is looking for restitution for the time and money lost, as well as the damage brought to his personal brand. Now, per a report by MMA Junkie, Barnett is filing a lawsuit against supplement company Genkor for negligence, breach of implied and express warranty, and strict product liability.
Barnett has not fought since late 2016 when he defeated Andrei Arlovski by submission, and has filled the time working as the color commentator for AXS-TV’s broadcast of New Japan Pro Wrestling, and has partnered with legendary PRIDE competitor Kazushi Sakuraba in developing and competing at the upcoming QUINTET submission grappling event.
Original Report: MMA Junkie.