Strikeforce has signed former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett, the promotion announced Monday morning.
From Strikeforce's press release announcing the signing:
NEW YORK (Sept. 13, 2010) - Two-time champion and top world-ranked heavyweight superstar Josh "The Babyfaced Assassin" Barnett has signed a multi-fight agreement to compete for world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion STRIKEFORCE.
"STRIKEFORCE is the home of the best heavyweight division in the world and I'm proud to be able to call it my home now," said the 32-year-old Barnett (29-5), an expert in catch wrestling who hails from Seattle, Wash.
"I'm looking forward to competing amongst the greatest fighters in the world and fighting my way to another world title."
Strikeforce only announced the signing, not a debut date or potential opponent, although a fight with Fedor Emelianenko would seem to make sense at this point.