Barry: Steroids not a factor

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

 Almost a year ago Pat Barry lost a fight to Lavar Johnson, getting TKOd in the first round. Two fights later, Johnson would test positive for elevated levels of testerone. It’s undetermined whether or not Johnson ha the same advantage in his fight with Barry, but according to Barry himself it doesn’t matter and didn’t factor into the fight:

“I’m not saying everyone should or they shouldn’t (use steroids). I don’t. Red Bull – that’s about it for me.”

But doesn’t irk Barry, who’s fought 10 times in the UFC but never put together back-to-back wins, to think opponents are getting an unfair advantage? In a sport in which winning can be the difference between millions of dollars and the unemployment line, don’t you want to know there’s a level playing field?

At least with Johnson, Barry said he’s not concerned about it.

“It doesn’t matter,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if you have skyrocketing levels of anything. It doesn’t matter. I don’t take that as a factor. Lavar beat me. Lavar Johnson is the man. He’s cool as a mug. I’ve been talking to him regularly, and hopefully we’ll be able train one day.

” … He beat me that day. That had nothing to do with any elevated levels of nothing. He beat me. He punched me in the head, and it was over. That’s it. Lavar’s the man. He deserved that win. He earned that win. He outfought me that day.”

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