UFC Quick Quote: Pat Barry isn't going to sit in his chair and rot away, man

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"I've accepted it. Sometimes you're gonna lose. You can't win all the time. Eventually you've got to fall. That's the only way you can grow and get better. If I lose a fight, it sucks and yeah, I don't want it to happen, but as long as I know I fought my heart out and I did my best whether it's broken limbs or whatnot and just keep on coming, I know that it's gotta happen. It's like if you fail a test in school and you go home and sulk for five days, there's nothing you can do about that. You can be pissed all day and night and I know it sucks but once you've turned the test in, it's done. Once you lose a fight, you lost. That's it. You can learn from it and get better or sit in a chair and rot, rot away. There's winning and there's learning experiences. We win or we learn, one of the two. The only way you really lose is if you come out of an experience and you don't take anything away from that. You stay the same person. If you wake up tomorrow and you're still the same guy that you are today, then you are not advancing, you are not growing, you are not learning, man."

Sure, he was on the cusp of a spectacular finish over Cheick Kongo back in June, but Pat Barry went in a little too recklessly and got KTFO in the process. Is he going to sit at home and rot away? Nope. Instead, he told media members on yesterday's conference call that he's going to learn from his mistakes and come back stronger. That could spell trouble for Stefan Struve, who meets "HD" on the main card of the UFC on Versus 6 event this Saturday night (Oct. 1) in Washington, D.C. Will "The Skyscraper" fall -- or send Barry back to the drawing board for a second straight time? Let's hear some early predictions for this heavyweight slugfest in the comments section below.

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