The big boys will be slinging that heavy leather tomorrow night (Fri., Jan. 20, 2012) at the UFC on FX 1: "Guillard vs. Miller" event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, as lovable loser (of his last two fights) Pat Barry, returns to take on Christian Morecraft.
For his part, Barry says it doesn't matter that he was knocked out and submitted in his last two fights, respectively:
"It doesn't matter what happened in the last two fights, it doesn't matter what the next 10 fights I have, it's always extremely important for me to find my range as soon as the bell rings, as quick as possible, because that's where I'm the most dangerous. I'm expecting the best possible Christian Morecraft I've ever seen. That's always the expectation; I'm expecting Mike Tyson every time I step inside the Octagon. He lost to Stefan Struve and so did I but I was beating Stefan Struve. He lost to Matt Mitrione but I think I might have beaten Matt Mitrione this morning twice in my head, so that's fine. Have I found, in his fights, have I seen openings, things that I can capitalize on? Yes. But I have become one of knowing now that you never know what's going to happen until Friday night."
Morecraft knows to be ready for whatever but makes his game plan clear:
"I gotta just be on my 'A' game. Be focused and and I gotta close the distance and take the right shots and do the right things to take him down, keep him down, and submit him. I have to stick with the game plan, I have to execute and just get it done. You can't just plan one way to win, there's several different ways. I just can't wait to fight, man. I know he's a brawler and he's got some vicious strikes. It's going to be fun, man, putting on a show for these people out here."
The fun goes down tomorrow night, Maniacs. Who ya' got in this one?