MMA Junkie got the news Tuesday night that Barnett had re-signed with UFC in a multi-fight deal.
USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with promotion officials that former UFC heavyweight champion Barnett has signed a new multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to make his return to the octagon later this year. An official announcement is expected soon.
Barnett does not have an opponent set yet, or a return date.
The Warmaster’s last fight in the UFC was at UFC 36 versus Randy Couture.