From MMA Weekly:
“I spoke with several other companies prior to this, and what kind of visibility they were able to offer, and what they could offer in terms of opponents, and just keeping me active, my ability to do work outside of fighting, or even just fighting outside of that company, or professional wrestling work, or if I wanted to do any TV or movie work,” Barnett said about why he signed with Strikeforce.
“When it comes down to it, the thing that matters most to me is being able to fight. I just want to make sure I can get out there and crack as many heads as possible.”
The rest of the article is a good read, with some typically provocative quotes from Barnett. The article intimates Barnett should be able to fight for Strikeforce before the end of the year.