White: Lesnar begged me to convince Pat Barry to retire


One of a fighter's greatest attributes can be toughness and heart, but at a point in a fighter's career toughness and heart isn't enough to stop them from being knocked out or hurt.

Pat Barry ended his UFC career with three losses in four fights, all by KO or TKO and then transitioned back to kickboxing where he recently lost by KO.

Barry himself said he would like to continue to fight, but friend and former UFC heavyweight champion Lesnar would prefer Barry retire:

Brock Lesnar called me and begged me to make him retire,” White said. “He said, ‘I don’t consider too many people my friend, and I consider Pat Barry a friend. Dana, you’ve got to get this guy to retire.’”

“I said, ‘Listen, he’s a grown man, Brock. He’s a grown man. What am I going to do? There’s only so much I can do,” he said.

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donniejessup site profile image  

5/13/14 2:18 AM by donniejessup

Um, RVD may be a dipshit, but he knows his pro wrassling for sure.

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5/13/14 1:36 AM by Hong Kong Phooey

HD will never starve

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5/13/14 1:34 AM by UGCTT_Fillthy

oh look - DFW being unprofessional.where's my "shocked" emoticon...??

daddy N0 site profile image  

5/12/14 9:09 PM by daddy N0

I forgot to responded to your quote, if Brock did have a bad chin, it would be funny. So at least he tried:)

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5/12/14 9:06 PM by daddy N0

I don't know why people think Pat can't be a Pro wrestling. Look at when Celebrities do it like Dennis Rodman or Deboo from that Friday Movie that used the name Zeus. It might look funny with him being in a match but he could do It.

Kentpaul site profile image  

5/12/14 5:27 PM by Kentpaul

Should he retire yes, but maybe he can't afford to quit or is to stubborn too, because fighters rarely walk away, even if they have enough money in the bank aka Chuck, so unless his family/freinds force his hand he will still carry on fighting IMO.

man meets fate site profile image  

5/12/14 8:28 AM by man meets fate

Man if this was the 90's, barry would be better off getting ko'd in combat sports.

Madrugadao site profile image  

5/12/14 7:16 AM by Madrugadao

Wow! He did pretty fucking well, considering all he has is a slight personality (whatever the fuck that is??).You would kill to have his career, charisma and woman. Let's not front, son.

donkey guard site profile image  

5/12/14 7:13 AM by donkey guard

Why would Brock call Dana to get pat to retire?? If he was really pats friend wouldn't he call pat himself ?

StelioKontos site profile image  

5/12/14 4:53 AM by StelioKontos

i think pat barry has 1 more fight in him before i think he should retire. i wish he would've won his glory debut so he can fight mirko cro cop