Pat Barry's Blogs
Podcast: Barry, Ibarra
By: Jared Koll
Jeff Sherwood and TJ De Santis were back Wednesday for another edition if 'The Savage Dog Show' on The Sherdog Radio Network.Read more
The pair were joined by mixed martial arts trainer and former manager Juanito Ibarra to discuss Assembly Bill 2100 being considered by California legislators.
TJ De Santis and Jared Koll were back Wednesday for another edition of 'Beatdown' on The Sherdog Radio Network.
The duo was joined by Pat Barry, who is preparing for his May 5 tilt with Lavar Johnson on UFC on FOX 3.
Also, discussion on fighter fallout from Twitter snafus, how Dana White stacks up against other major sports executives, and just what is lowered when alcohol is consumed.
Check out "The Savage Dog Show here.
Check out "Beatdown" here.
Caught Under Conrad, Barry Discovered Claustrophobia
By: Sherdog.com Staff
Pat Barry, on “Beatdown,” discussing what it’s like to get caught under Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad:Read more
“I had never known I was claustrophobic until Cole Konrad laid on top of me. … I remember the first time rolling around with him, like the first or second day I was there, I got tackled by this guy and the fact that he can hold me down to where I was completely incapable of moving or protecting myself, the first thing I started thinking was, ‘If we were in an alley right now, I would be dead. If we were in an alley, I’d be dead. There’s nothing that I can do about it.’ … Powerlifters, get out of my face, man. Wrestlers are the strongest dudes ever. The fact that you’ve got guys who are ridiculously strong and who know how to manipulate your body to where you’re completely paralyzed and they can sit there and just do whatever they want to you, that’s scary. That’s like one of the first times that I can recall thinking, ‘You know what? I don’t want to do MMA anymore.’ It almost scared me out of the sport. I was like, ‘This is just unfair. I’m going to buy a gun and I’m going to just carry it around with me because there might be a wrestler in the parking lot somewhere.’”
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Podcast: Jorgensen, Barry
By: TJ De Santis
Live radio returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Wednesday with new episodes of "Beatdown" and "The Savage Dog Show."Read more
Jon Luther and myself were on "Beatdown" for two hours this afternoon. Joining us was UFC heavyweight contender Pat Barry. "HD" joined us to talk about his latest victory over Christian Morecraft.
I also was apart of "The Savage Dog Show" with Jeff Sherwood today. On the show we welcomed UFC bantamweight Scott Jorgensen. Scott will face Renan Berrao super bowl weekend in Las Vegas.
Check out the shows and our archives by clicking here.
Time to Make Hunt-Barry
By: Jason Probst
Mark Hunt vs. Pat Barry could be a standup war for the ages. | Photo: Daniel Herbertson
K-1 legend Mark Hunt was known as a one-trick pony in MMA -- a kind of sideshow/asterisk -- until UFC 135 in Denver. Showing an improved ground game along with his time-proven heavy hands and intimidating standup, Hunt took a much-needed win over Ben Rothwell. The time with American Top Team has paid off for the 37 year-old Hunt, as a revamped ability to keep it on the feet only magnifies his considerable skills there.
Pat Barry squares off against Stefan Struve at UFC Live 6 on Saturday in Washington, D.C., but, win or lose, a showdown between “HD” and Hunt is readily marketable. While the going is good, I think it’s time the UFC made the Hunt-Barry matchup.
Neither man is likely to be able to take down the other, and the combination of striking specialists with heavyweight power would provide a can’t-miss offering. It is also a good match for the career prospects of both men, who invariably are going to run into problems against better wrestlers. Plus, Hunt and Barry are exceptionally short for the weight class.
Follow the jump for reader comments. Jason Probst can be reached at Jason@jasonprobst.com or twitter.com/jasonprobst. Read more
Beatdown After The Bell: UFC Live 4
By: TJ De Santis
Jack Encarnacao and Todd Martin took to the air following "UFC Live" on Versus for another edition of "Beatdown After The Bell." The two men recapped the card that saw Cheick Kongo defeat Pat Barry in the main event.Read more
Check out the show and our archives by clicking here.
The Turning Point: Barry vs. Beltran
By: Chris Nelson
Patrick Barry (left) file photo | Sherdog.com
Some fights turn slowly, their true natures being revealed only toward the end of 15 or 25 minutes. Some fights turn on a dime, with short and brutal outbursts that leave no questions as to the winners. Some fights, like Patrick Barry’s win over Joey Beltran at Saturday’s UFC “Fight for the Troops 2,” have a bit of both.
Inside a repurposed hangar at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas, the heavyweight contest began very much as expected. Barry, a former K-1 kickboxer with a sanshou background, took to the center of the cage and stalked Beltran, a heavy-handed brawler with a grappling base. Barry moved with short steps, staring and feinting, occasionally adjusting the fabric on the front of his trunks as though he was preparing to launch his leg. Before Barry could mount any offense, however, Beltran closed the gap.
Soon after, Barry found himself being grated against the cage by Beltran, who leaned his 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame onto his adversary as he stomped Barry’s feet and dirty-boxed. Beltran’s plan to control and slow the action worked for a minute, until referee Mario Yamasaki separated the fighters. Once again given space to work with, Barry flicked crisp kicks to the left leg of Beltran. After only two such attacks, the “Mexicutioner” began moving a bit more gingerly on the limb.
Wisely, Beltran negated the space between him and Barry, mugging the Roufusport representative with a barrage of uppercuts before shoving him into the fence. An inside knee from Beltran appeared to graze the cup of Barry, who vocalized fruitlessly to Yamasaki. One minute later, the same knee landed again and a visibly peeved Barry was given time to recover. After he had, Barry left his neutral corner with a scowl on his face and reluctantly touched the outstretched glove of Beltran. When the round ended 20 seconds later and Beltran turned away, Barry glared at the back of his head. Read more
UFC ‘Fight for the Troops 2’ Analysis: The Main Card
By: Tim Leidecker
Patrick Barry (top) file photo | Sherdog.com
On Saturday, the UFC put on its second “Fight for the Troops” show to support severely wounded military personnel. While the first event in December of 2008 had many former U.S. Armed Forces members on the fight card itself, that theme was dropped this time around. Instead, “FFTT2” mostly featured the lighter weight classes, with plenty of 135-, 145-, and 155-pound action alongside a pair of heavyweight bouts.
Below, an in-depth look at Saturday’s five main card matches and which fights are likely to be made in the near future for the 10 participants.
Matt Wiman def. Cole Miller -- Decision (Unanimous)
What happened: Long known only as a very confident -- perhaps overconfident -- contestant from “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5, Wiman effectively emancipated himself from his “Handsome” moniker by turning in a career-defining performance over fellow “TUF 5” alum Cole Miller. From the opening bell, both men fought in the way one would want two fighters in the UFC’s ultra-competitive 155-pound division to engage. Midway through the opening round, Miller lost interest in standing and trading with Wiman, who was getting the better of their exchanges. Miller instead tried to pull guard, but was slammed to the mat for his efforts.
Over the next two rounds, Wiman continued to use his strength advantage and tenaciously came after Miller, putting tons of pressure on the American Top Team fighter with vicious ground-and-pound. Read more
Trainer: Barry ‘More Gruesome’ Than Normal
By: Sherdog.com Staff
Trainer Duke Roufus, on “Beatdown,” discussing Patrick Barry’s disposition heading into his matchup Saturday against Joey Beltran:Read more
“Pat’s a little darker, I’ve noticed recently. Pat’s in a unique spot. It’s hard for some of these guys. … No one can actually imagine being a star in America. What happens is, sometimes these guys are so popular, but there is a downside to being popular because your fans are always telling you what you should have done, do this more, do that. They have the audacity to be like, ‘You didn’t want to win that fight?’ ‘No, I didn’t. I just fell down and did a dive.’ … I think right now Pat’s going to isolate himself into a spot where he’s in a very dark place. I’ve only seen Pat like this for one fight before and the outcome for his opponent wasn’t good. … Pat with his back against the wall is a dangerous guy. When he fought Antoni Hardonk too. That’s the funny thing about Pat. Pat with his back against the wall, the so-called one loss in a row, it scares guys. Everyone’s afraid to get cut from the UFC. Your life changes when you’re no longer a UFC fighter. I think that being said, I just think that Pat’s coming in here a little bit darker and more gruesome than normal.”
Barry Explains What Really Happened in ‘Cro Cop’ Loss
By: Sherdog.com Staff
Patrick Barry, on “Beatdown,” discussing what went wrong against Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic:Read more
“The game plan worked. The right hand, the right leg -- everything was to a T. I was in shape for the fight. I had done all the training possible. … I just didn’t drink enough milk before the fight, and my hand broke and my foot broke in the first round. So I pretty much fought Cro Cop for 12 minutes with just my left hand, hoping that one of them was going to land. I don’t think you can really plan for breaking stuff. … It went from, ‘I’m fighting Cro Cop, so what. I’m just fighting him. He’s a man just like I am.’ To all of a sudden, when three out of my four weapons were gone, because my left leg was kind of damaged from him blocking two kicks in the first round also ... in round two and round three, a part of me was waiting to just kicked in the head. I will not deny that there was a part of my brain that was saying, ‘Any minute now, this dude is going to highlight reel you because you can’t defend anything.’”
When ‘HD’ Met ‘Showtime’
By: Chris Nelson
Patrick Barry file photo | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
To hear UFC heavyweight Patrick Barry and WEC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis speak about each other, one would think the pair were lifelong friends. The effusive praise and genuine respect present between the two Duke Roufus-trained fighters is a reminder of the great camaraderie that the martial arts can engender, especially since ex-kickboxer Barry only joined the Roufusport crew in 2008.
Below, Barry tells Sherdog.com about the first time he and Pettis crossed paths.
“When I first came to Milwaukee, Duke had been telling me about this kid named Anthony Pettis who called himself ‘Showtime.’ He had been telling me about him for a while. I hadn’t seen him, had no idea who he was, hadn’t heard of him.
“So I get to the gym, and my very first day at the gym, I had practice the very first day that I was there. He’s walking past me and I hear somebody call him Anthony. So, I tapped him on the shoulder, right in the hallway, and said, ‘Hey, are you Anthony Pettis?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, yeah, that’s me.’ He didn’t know who this big guy was. No one in the gym knew who I was. And he kinda gives me the up-and-down, and I braced up to him really hard, and I said, ‘You the motherf---er I came here for.’ And I just walked off. Read more