Three Doors Down sort of suck. But, what about two doors down?
Just 48 hours ahead of his kickboxing debut, recently retired mixed martial arts (MMA) heavyweight Pat Barry kicked down two doors in the hotel he was staying at to save a woman who was locked in her bathroom. In an interview originally published by FOX Sports, Barry's manager, Brian Butler, had left the room so his client could get some sleep.
Barry kept on hearing a screech from down the hall, so he decided to see what it was all about.
Leave it to "HD" to explain the specifics:
"Really, I thought it was a cat, but I kept hearing it. Opened the door and I could hear that it wasn't a cat but a woman screaming 'help.' I found the door and right before I went through it, I heard her say she was trapped in the bathroom. When I realized she wasn't being murdered, I decided this isn't a major threat so I called management first."
Apparently, the woman had been locked in for over an hour. When hotel management arrived, they too were locked out and couldn't get inside the room (which makes you worry, a bit). The extra hotel lock could have been closed behind the door ... but still.
Anyhow, the hotel management stepped aside and arguably the funniest heavyweight in the sport's history kicked the crap out of door one.
"They couldn't get past the metal latch so they looked at me and I looked at them and they just gave me 'the nod.'
Then came door two, which was jammed. The woman on the other side probably didn't expect the hero to be a fighter, who kicks people for a living. That door came crashing down as well, and the woman was rescued without sustaining any serious damage -- just a bit of claustrophobia.
The hotel presumably gave Barry a free stay in the future, accompanied by unlimited hotel brunch tickets.
Let's hope so, anyway.
Barry makes his GLORY kickboxing debut at GLORY 16, against Zack Mwekassa. The event takes place inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
But first, he fights this weekend, returning to kickboxing with a bout against Ed Burris at a World Kickboxing Association (WKA) event in Richmond, Virginia. The event takes place this Saturday (March 22, 2014).
Barry was released by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to focus on kickboxing, after amassing a mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 5-7.
Good luck, Ed and Zack.