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Josh Barnett back in UFC

Updated: May 29, 2013, 10:25 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has re-signed with UFC, promotion president Dana White confirmed Wednesday with ESPN.com.

According to USA Today Sports, Barnett signed a multifight deal with UFC. The signing ends Barnett's 11-year absence from the promotion.

Barnett, who is currently ranked seventh among heavyweights by ESPN.com, captured the UFC title from Randy Couture on March 22, 2002, with a second-round TKO. Shortly thereafter, however, Barnett tested positive ...

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