UFC heavyweight Pat Barry broke hearts shortly after breaking Shane Del Rosario in two at the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, offering an emotional plea for people to spread more love around in the wake of the horrific shootings in Connecticut. The expression was one of the countless examples of Barry being himself regardless of others’ opinions and a testament to the way he lives life as well as approaches his career.
“People can say I’m too small but sometimes after I punch em in the head people say I’m too big. I’m gonna be here. I’m gonna be here for a second. I’m gonna be a force to be reckoned with,” said Barry in an interview with Fuel TV shortly after notching the victory.
With another highlight reel knockout under his belt, and a gradually improving ground game, Barry is moving forward at full speed similarly to the way he attacked Del Rosario after wobbling him in the second round of their rumble. Though he may suffer a few stumbles along the way, Barry has never been one to focus on negative outcomes – an attitude displayed in his decision to rush the injured Rosario instead of hesitate based on a similar situation from the past resulting in a knockout loss to Cheick Kongo.
“That didn’t stop anything,” explained Barry of his defeat to Kongo. “I’m gonna win all the way, lose all the way. There’s no middle ground.”
Barry improved his overall record to 8-5 with the win. Seven of his victories have involved a strike-based stoppage.
Watch the complete interview with Barry below:
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