The sixth most read article on MiddleEasy.com is the story of how Pat Barry survived on ketchup and rice right up until his UFC 104 fight with Hardonk. After pulling off Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night, Pat Barry went from nearly being evicted from his apartment to proving to bankers that the ‘Patrick Barry’ written on his $120,000 check was actually for him. The article was huge, it even made the front page of Yahoo.com.
In an interview with Sherdog, Pat Barry uses a ‘Street Fighter’ and a ‘Ninja’ reference in the same breath. It’s obvious that the dude is after my own heart.
To me, this is a real live video game. Like this is “Street Fighter” live action; it’s just a fun game. I’ve always wanted to be a ninja, so I get to be a real live ninja in life.
You know, roam the earth and defend the weak and solve crime and just, like, hide in the shadows and have little secrets. Ever since I was a kid, I never idolized samurais. One guy with a sword versus 75 men on me with guns, and the samurai never turns his back? No, I was the ninja who you never saw coming, who shot you in the neck with an arrow from 200 yards away. I was like a sniper, you know, a ninja, like, in the shadows. You never knew. Very unsuspecting. That’s something that I’ve told everyone from day one. Don’t ever count me out. One, you never know what’s going to happen. Two, you never know what’s coming. I’ve got a very nice demeanor. I’m a good guy. I love this sport. I love the game, but the whole “don’t take anyone’s kindness for weakness thing,” it’s true.
The last guy that roamed the earth, defended the weak and solved crime was found hanging in a Thai hotel room closet with his pants around his ankle. Maybe Pat Barry should take an alternative route to living out his ninja fantasies. [Source]