Pat Barry Criticizes JJ For Not Accepting Thug Rose Losses
It looks like Pat Barry really believes Joanna Jedrzejczyk would be a better fighter if she could take a look at her fighting career from a different angle.
“No way I’ll say Rose is the best,” Jedrzejczyk said after defeating Tecia Torres at last week’s UFC on FOX 30 post-fight press conference. “Maybe you beat me, you’re the champion and you won. But your legacy isn’t that big. You should bow down, because I am the queen.”
“I think that Joanna is f*cking herself over by not accepting defeat,” Barry told MMA Fighting at Thursday’s UFC 227 media day. “That’s why she lost to Valentina three times. Lost the first time, she got robbed. Lost the second time, she got robbed. Lost the third time. Knockout to Rose, wasn’t her fault. Lost a decision, wasn’t her fault. She wants to fight Rose again. She’s not going to be able to. It’s still going to be Rose.”
While Pat Barry claims that you must learn from your losses through the mistakes you made. He also stated that Joanna has hit her plateau because of her self-destructive behavior.
“You can grow from losing,” said Barry, who will corner JJ Aldrich for her main-card fight with Polyana Viana on Saturday night. “If you’re not going to grow from that, how are you going to get better? It’s not her fault that anything ever want wrong in her life. It’s everyone else’s fault but hers.
“Honestly, as good as Joanna is — she’s a f*cking fantastic athlete, she’s a dominant athlete, one of the best female fighters to ever live, ever — if she accepted the responsibility for it, how much better would she get? How much better would she be if she accepted it, worked on making some changes? How much better would she be? But she’s been so dominant for so long, I don’t think she’s going to make any changes.”
Pat Barry also made an epic comparison between JJ and Ronda Rousey. He says Joanna had the second most dominant Bantamweight title reign after Ronda. However, Pat Barry also compared JJ to Fedor Emelianenko, who didn’t improve at all throughout his fights.
“If you think about it, when Joanna came out and fought Carla [Esparza] and beat Carla, that’s the same Joanna that fought Rose. She hasn’t advanced. She’s the same fighter. She hasn’t gotten better. Only thing is she’s gotten in better shape. She’s like Fedor. Fedor came out and killed everybody and no one could handle him for years and years and then eventually everyone caught up and figured him out, because Fedor didn’t get any better. He stayed exactly where he was, and eventually everyone figured him out. Joanna hasn’t gotten better, she’s gotten more in shape. That’s it.”
JJ really had a great performance versus Tecia Torres. Despite that, Pat Barry defends his fiancée. He also says Joanna Jedrzejczyk doesn’t deserve to be the champ.
“No, we know Rose is a better fighter,” Barry said. “She beat her twice. There’s no discussion. There’s no discussion. If Joanna is the better fighter, she’d be the champ right now. But she’s not. Rose is. She knocked her out, and then she beat her ass for five rounds.
“Rose wants to fight whoever’s the best. If Joanna is the second best or the next best whoever it is, Rose wants to fight the best. Whoever’s out there. But is she entertaining the idea of fighting Joanna again? Sure, if that’s what comes around. Been there, done that.”
What do you think, were the emotions involved here? Would JJ really improve if she accepts defeats?