The only thing different from Pat Barry and the guy you played POGS with back in school is that Pat so blatantly has the ability to place his big toe directly through your brain with one swift high-kick and you wouldn’t even see it coming. A toe directly in your head, just imagine the implications of that. You could finally claim that award for the most unnecessary and humiliating death over a game of POGS. Everyone in the afterlife will endlessly make fun of you, including Lurch from The Addams Family (RIP).
I’m not going to proclaim Pat Barry is the ‘new breed’ of heavyweight. I don’t even know what that means. It’s as if there’s some lab in Palo Alto, California growing these guys in test tubes. That may be true, but I don’t want anymore ‘Zeus, dude your grasp on genetic engineering sucks’ emails.
In this interview with Wisconsin Combat Sports, Pat Barry says the most destructive, frightening and frate-training heavyweight in MMA has asked him to be his training partner. For any other human being, that’s the same thing as saying ‘I want you to die a death that includes mauling via sword-chest’, but for Barry it’s an honor.
“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.”
“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.”
Good luck with that Barry. Besides teaching Lesnar the inner-mechanics of K-1 level striking, perhaps you can give him tips on how to eat rice and ketchup before grabbing $120,000 in one of the most epic bonuses in UFC history. [Source]