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Pat Barry. A man in demand.

http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5052&offset=0

Pat Barry has revealed that he is in high demand following his UFC 113 fight with Croatian heavyweight legend Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic.

Speaking to Wisconsin Combat Sports, a website local to the gym where he trains under Duke Roufus, Barry said he had received calls from CroCop and Brock Lesnar to be a sparring partner for future fights.

“I’m talking to Cro Cop. Brock Lesnar wants me to come and be his sparring partner… You can’t write this man, this isn’t even a dream. This is just all around fabulous. I’m just going to keep riding with it, man, and keep screaming thank you out the window to somebody,“ Barry said.

“[Filipovic] says as soon as my hand is healed, he would like to fly me to Croatia for a month to come and be his sparring partner… [Filipovic] said, ‘You are faster than I am and you hit harder than I do… but I could tell that when we grabbed each other you weren’t very strong. Like you haven’t been wrestling with guys bigger than you or stronger than you…So I’ve got a lot of giant serial killer Croatian guys out here, that are wrestlers that I could throw at you…But I would really like you to come out here and be my sparring partner for my next fight.’”

Barry also related how UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar “has asked for me to come and be his sparring partner for a month before he fights Cain Velasquez. How cool is that? A month with the heavyweight champion of the universe Brock Lesnar, the biggest scariest dude on earth, and then a month with a legendary striker like CroCop. These two guys have recognized and see something in me that they feel can help them get better, and that’s amazing.”

Barry lost to Filipovic by third-round submission following a back-and-forth striking battle at UFC 113. Despite losing, Barry earned himself big points with fans for taking the fight to CroCop - his self-confessed hero - and battling on with a broken hand.
Barry is awesome. Everybody likes him. The fans. The other fighters. He deserves it. The lovely squidgy cuddly thing.
 

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That's pretty sick. His mentor wants him and Brock thought he was beast enough to want him as a sparring partner. Good for Barry. If Brock could have 1/3 of Barry's kicking technique, it'd be a major step up in Brock's arsenal. Right now Brock kicks like a wrestler and that's no compliment.

Barry seems like the coolest guy, I'm glad he's getting all these cool breaks.

War Barrytone.
 

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It's hard to know whether hes getting these breaks because of his skill set, or because everyone seems to want to help him.

A bit of both I guess.

Has the dude ever said anything even remotely sly or nasty? It must rock to be his mom.
 

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Barry won me over on the UFC countdown prior to the Cro Cop fight. He is so humble and polite and he has killer leg kicks. I think he has a lot of raw talent. If he can work on his wrestling and TDD he could become a top 5 HW in the UFC.
 

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its good that barrys going to work with brock and cro cop, hopefully brock learns a little something from pat and throw some sweet leg kicks cais way when they fight
 

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Barry won me over on the UFC countdown prior to the Cro Cop fight. He is so humble and polite and he has killer leg kicks. I think he has a lot of raw talent. If he can work on his wrestling and TDD he could become a top 5 HW in the UFC.
haha same here! after that countdown i became a huge fan, hes such a nice, cool, normal guy....he wanted to be a ninja! who doesnt? come on...no1 can hate on this guy, hes awesome and could really be a force in the HW division with the right training

stand up is already deadly and hes very big and agile, just needs to work on wrestling and some BJJ or BJJ defense...imagine what those leg kicks could do to brocks tiny legs
 

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Put me down as a fan of Barry's. But He has to get over his hero worship of his opponents before he can go into the ring convinced he CAN win.

I think he's a super kid with a lot of potential, but you cannot win a fight when you're in awe of the guy you're supposed to beat the shit out of. You can like him, respect him etc. but you can't be in awe.

Hope to see Barry become very successful.
 

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I'm huge on my HD like, he is such a top boy!

Hopefully he can learn alot from Brock in return!
 

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Put me down as a fan of Barry's. But He has to get over his hero worship of his opponents before he can go into the ring convinced he CAN win.

I think he's a super kid with a lot of potential, but you cannot win a fight when you're in awe of the guy you're supposed to beat the shit out of. You can like him, respect him etc. but you can't be in awe.

Hope to see Barry become very successful.
I agree, but I don't think he lost to CroCop due to hero worship. That was due to breaking his hand early on.

I don't see him fighting Brock any time soon, so working with CroCop and Brock can only help the guy. And holding his own in sparring sessions with them can really boost his confidence.
 

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Put me down as a fan of Barry's. But He has to get over his hero worship of his opponents before he can go into the ring convinced he CAN win.

I think he's a super kid with a lot of potential, but you cannot win a fight when you're in awe of the guy you're supposed to beat the shit out of. You can like him, respect him etc. but you can't be in awe.

Hope to see Barry become very successful.
There's only one Cro Cop and he's done, so I don't foresee any problems in the future :thumbsup:
 

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Put me down as a fan of Barry's. But He has to get over his hero worship of his opponents before he can go into the ring convinced he CAN win.

I think he's a super kid with a lot of potential, but you cannot win a fight when you're in awe of the guy you're supposed to beat the shit out of. You can like him, respect him etc. but you can't be in awe.

Hope to see Barry become very successful.
He did not lose the fight to Cro Cop because it was his hero. He broke his hand AND foot in that fight. I give him props for continuing to fight. And his only real hero is Cro Cop. How many times can he fight the guy?
 

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Really became a fan oh his thanks to his fight with Crocop, must feel awesome to train with a lethal striker such as Mirko and a dominant wrestler like Brock.
 

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I know he's going over to help these guys improve, but it's going to be an amazing experience for him to learn so much from Brock and Cro Cop. I want this guy to be relevant at HW as he's so likeable and his style is exciting, but he obviously needs TDD, lots of wrestling, even if a lot is focused on just the area Cro Cop was alluding to about the clinch game, and of course a little jitz would be good for him as well.

I look forward to what he'd look like in 2012. He should experience a good progression from now until then.
 

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Very good move by Brock. Just what he needed. Somebody with elite MMA striking to stand in there and trade with.

Chris Tuscherer was not cutting it.


http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/8/11/1618554/brock-lesnar-and-mirko-cro-cop-ask

Pat Barry - "You can’t write this man, this isn’t even a dream. This is just all around fabulous. I’m just going to keep riding with it, man, and keep screaming thank you out the window to somebody."

"Even Dana White said that Cro Cop is not your friend, you know what, I’ve spoken to that dude (Filipovic) like every other day since the fight. He’s called from Croatia to see what’s going on and how my healings coming."

"Something that is really cool and that no one really knows about, Cro Cop says he might fight again in November. And (Filipovic) says as soon as my hand is healed, he would like to fly me to Croatia for a month to come and be his sparring partner."

"He (Filipovic) said, you are faster than I am and you hit harder than I do, or something like that, but I could tell that when we grabbed each other, he’s like I could tell you weren’t very strong. Like you haven’t been wrestling with guys bigger than you or stronger than you…So I’ve got a lot of giant serial killer Croatian guys out here, that are wrestlers that I could throw at you…But I would really like you to come out here and be my sparring partner for my next fight."

"Brock Lesnar has asked for me to come and be his sparring partner for a month before he fights Cain Velasquez. How cool is that…A month with the heavyweight champion of the universe Brock Lesnar, the biggest scariest dude on earth, and then a month with a legendary striker like Cro Cop."

"These two guys have recognized and see something in me that they feel can help them get better, and that’s amazing."
 

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Pat's going to beat the crap out of him training, and then teach him the Pat Barry version of techno viking.
 

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I agree. I still want to be a ninja.
I want to be a ninja with Pat Barry. We'd be like good cop bad cop, mean ninja cuddly ninja.

He doesn't talk a lot in the press from what I've seen (I'm comparing him to motormouths like Hardy and Bisping and Sonnen), but whenever he does, he gets a few more fans.
 

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New Lesnar was going to really start working on his striking after nearly getting punched out. He wants to be the best and I can't wait to see how his striking has improved.

Once he gets his striking at a decent level he will be unstoppable. We already know that he can get hit by tree trunks right to his chin and keep on going. We know he has some of the best wrestling in ring and some dangerous ground and pound as well as submission ability.

Not to mention how much this is going to help Barry. Great move for both fighters.
 
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