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Pat Barry Makes It Known He Is Still With The UFC

Pat Barry Makes It Known He Is Still With The UFC

UFC heavyweight Pat Barry set the record straight himself on Twitter recently, stating that he has not been cut by the promotion.

Barry, 34 years old, dropped to 8-7 overall with a first round knockout loss to Soa Palelei earlier this month. Rumors of his release started via social media, but “Hype or Die” made sure to clear them up.

Since joining the UFC with a 3-0 pro record in 2008, Barry has posted a 5-7 mark – including four knockout and three submission losses. He does own seven finishes in his career, with just one fight going to a decision.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    It doesn’t suck, but I am surprised he’s still with the UFC. He does always come to fight though and puts on entertaining fights, plus is an all around great guy

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Unless he’s dropping down to 205 pounds there’s no reason to keep Barry around. The UFC is supposed to feature the world’s best fighters, yet Barry is 2-5 in his last seven scraps with four of the losses involving a first round knockout.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    They are suppose to, but they also want exciting fights, because that’s what the fans want, and that buys tickets. Barry rarely has a boring fight

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Barry will never be a legitimate contender, and has obviously struggled to even beat mid-tier fighters on a consistent basis, but I’d argue the UFC still needs guys like him. The well dries up pretty damn fast in the HW division as you get past the top 10-15 names. Barry is durable (8 fights since the start of 2011), puts on entertaining fights (I don’t think he’s ever had a boring fight), engages with fans & does a decent job promoting his fight, and–FWIW–has avoided getting popped for PEDs unlike several other current UFC heavyweights. In other words, he’s the type of HW filler the UFC unfortunately still needs given the lack of quality depth among the big boys.

  • BiG BaD BuLL says:

    I love Barry (who doesn’t?) but I’m forced to agree with Brendan on this one. Pat needs to be at 205. I met him last year at the UFC expo, and even knowing his stats, I was surprised by how small he was. He comes to fight every time with out a doubt, but as exciting as he is he is still consistently losing against guys much bigger than he is.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    Cruiserweight. He could hang in a 206-225 weight class


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