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Josh Barnett licensed in California

Updated: March 5, 2012, 9:26 PM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- The California State Athletic Commission granted heavyweight mixed martial artist Josh Barnett a license to fight in the state for the first time on Monday after refusing him a similar privilege in the summer of 2009.

Barnett, a former UFC heavyweight champion, was originally denied after testing positive for anabolic agents leading up to a scheduled bout against Fedor Emelianenko in Anaheim, Calif.

Speaking in front of the commission at Monday's special hearing, ...

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