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Josh Barnett will not defend Pancrase title after all

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12:57 PM ET 10.26 | Despite published reports, Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett will not defend his Pancrase title next year, according to his manager Leland LaBarre. "It's not true. I guess [Pancrase] talked to Josh while [Josh] was [in Japan], and they said they would love to have him back, but there was nothing [to it]," LaBarre told Sherdog.com. "Certainly Josh would never indicate that he was going to go fight there, and they never reached out to me. There is nothing imminent. There is nothing that we are planning on doing. I can't imagine that happening. There are no discussions, and there have been no discussions."

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