Pat Barry: I don't know how anyone is going to stop Alistair 'The Monster' Overeem
It's been forever and a day since Pat Barry started actually rounding out his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) skills, but here we are in 2013, and ladies and gentlemen, Patrick Joseph Barry has armbarred someone. He ended up winning bronze. His loss was to a footlock or heel hook that he insta-tapped to. Kind of makes sense - no need to blow a knee or achilles in a small grappling tournament where about the only prize is pride versus the many thousands of dollars he makes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Here's the video of his loss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hfXBW1eF3Y Also of note, his girlfriend and fellow MMA-fighter Rose Namajunas took gold.
It took Rose Namajunas just 12 seconds to submit Kathina Catron tonight (April 5, 2013) at Invicta FC 5, tossing up fantastic flying armbar and forcing the tap. "Thug" -- who kept her pro record perfect (2-0) -- was rightfully thrilled, and it's a safe bet that her boyfriend, UFC Heavyweight fighter Pat Barry, was acting a little like this ringside. Sexy blizzard FTW! For complete Invicta FC 5 results and play-by-play coverage click here. Props to @ZProphet_MMA for the action shot.
Aaron Tru from MMAprime.tv caught up with UFC fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera this week. Vera discussed his last fight against Shogun Rua, which was arguably the fight of the year and one of the most fan friendly fights in recent memory. Vera talks about an accidental injury after a trip to Hawaii, where he blew out his MCL during training. He expects to be out another 6 weeks before going back to hard training. For those who do not remember when Brandon Vera debuted inside of the Octagon, he was thought to have been a title contender in both the 205lbs light heavyweight division and the 205-265lbs heavyweight division. During that period, Vera had a unique swagger and aura of confidence surrounding him. Even though Vera lost the battle to Shogun Rua, he proved his warrior spirit and heart, fighting on when he could have quit and putting on a show for the fans till the bitter end when he suffered a tko defeat at the hands of the former Pride and UFC Champion Rua. That battle brought out the old Vera; the one who had that aura of confidence and swagger. Vera makes sure to let all of the 205lbs light heavyweight division know that that are on notice, because he is back and coming for them! All of a sudden, Pat “HD” Barry walks by and we had to invite him into the discussion. Barry had just cornered a fighter in the semi finals of the Bellator Tournament against a fighter from Brandon Vera’s gym. Barry, regarded as the #1 corner man in MMA according to the UG faithful still had the adrenaline going from having literally been the corner man for a split decision victory within 5 minutes of the interview at the most, gave us a raw, uncut and real look into the emotions of a corner man. Pat Barry is then asked about people mentioning his name as a fighter who could step up to face Mark Hunt or another heavyweight on the UFC 160 card now that Overeem is injured and off the card against JDS. Barry offers to not only fight me, but to fight anyone at anytime. Barry continues on to say that he does not want to fight Mark Hunt, Brandon Vera or anyone else, but as a man and a fighter he will. Barry claims to have sensitive, female like hands, but we all know that he is really one of the most deadly and powerful punchers on earth. Barry proves to be a genuine person, who speaks from the heart and is caring of others. The opposite of a tough guy, thus proving the age old saying, that tough guys don’t act tough. Having both Vera and Barry together, I asked them about their significant others: Brandon Vera is the husband of Kerry Vera, who is 2-0 in her undefeated campaign as a WMMA fighter and Pat Barry is boyfriend of rising WMMA star Rose “Thug” Namajunus. Both men are huge supporters of WMMA and go into detail about how they feel it will continue to grow and take off. They talk about how a mother is the most deadly thing on earth. Barry is such a fan of the movement and sport that he is so bold as to say, “If you aren’t a fan of Invicta, get out of my face!” Read more: http://mmaprime.tv/2013/03/08/wmma-husbands-ufc-fighters-pat-hd-barry-and-brandon-vera-epic-interview/#ixzz2MwOjfPMI
Pat Barry hospital pic after losing to Lavar Johnson at UFC on FOX 3 earlier this evening at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. "HD" took too many "Big" shots and eventually fell down toward the tail end of the first round. Johnson nailed him with about "55 bombs" along the fence, so Barry might consider himself a little lucky. That hospital gown, though, literally adds insult to injury.
(GIF) Pat Barry powerbombs Stefan Struve before submitting to a triangle choke in the co-main event of UFC on Versus 6 last night (Oct. 1) in Washington D.C. Props: IronForgesIron.com
Cheick Kongo comeback knockout of Pat Barry (gif) at UFC on Versus 4 on June 26 in Pittsburgh. Absolutely incredible come from behind win for the Frenchman. Where does this one rank on your list of knockouts of the year so far? Props: IronForgesIron.com