In a recent interview with Comedy Store Wrestling, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett discussed several topics, including former New Japan Pro Wrestling star Kota Ibushi agreeing to appear at the GCW: Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 9 event on March 30th.

“I just talked to the dude, I go hey, what’s up and he goes, nice to see you, that’s it. I didn’t know that he’d be willing to do Bloodsport until I saw his interview. I’m glad that he is coming, I can only expect something electric, no one has ever seen him in an environment like this, but he’s known for being a really dynamic wrestler.

I’ve called plenty of his matches, he has a great karate background, there was talk about him fighting Manny Pacquiao in RIZIN. To be honest, I didn’t know about New Japan or injuries, I was just like hey, if you ever want to do Bloodsport, I’d love to have you, I think it’d be great, you can display a lot of your martial arts prowess, and we pride ourselves in putting together a place where athletes can really shine.”

The full interview is available at this link.