Read Pat Barry’s fascinating recollection of being knocked out

The only time I have ever been knocked out was when I had my wisdom teeth removed the day before Sharkfights 13. Just hours after, I apparently interviewed Bas Rutten and Don Frye while they were getting lunch at a Red Robin, we talked about the oxygengate scandal of last year and zombie movies. The only reason I know it happened is because it’s on the site. I remember none of it.

Frankly I don’t think Don Frye does either.

Whether getting induced by a doctor or a UFC heavyweight, getting kayoed is a pretty wild experience. Here is Pat Barry giving a first hand recollection to MMAFighting about the first time he had his lights go out.

“I was hitting [Kongo] and then all of a sudden I opened my eyes and I thought I won. That was the first thing out of my mouth was, ‘Yo, we got him.'”

“I also didn’t know I was lying on my back. I thought I was standing face-to-face with him. So when the doctor said, ‘Can you try to sit up for me?’ I looked at him like, how am I going to sit up when I’m already standing? That doesn’t even make sense. You’re the worst doctor in the world. You should be fired.”

To Barry, none of it made sense. In nine MMA bouts and scores of kickboxing matches, he’d never suffered a knockout.

“I was like, this is what this feels like? First, I was having this little moment, almost like when you’re a kid and you finally get on that scary rollercoaster, like the Texas Giant that you’ve been avoiding for years and years. Then you finally get on and you realize it’s not that bad. Guess what, you don’t die when you get on it. … I got knocked out, but I’m still alive. I can get up, walk around, still function. I’m okay. It’s not as bad as I thought.”

Pat Barry never hung out with the crazy kids in school, they love knocking each other/themselves out.


Published on July 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm
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