Team Death Clutch officially dismantled

The house that Brock Lesnar built is no more.

The team that was brought to notoriety after being built around Lesnar in Minnesota has officially been dismantled after both Lesnar and Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad called it quits. Pat Barry was the last man standing and spoke to UFC Tonight about the collection of fighters moving on.

“I up and moved here, brought everything here, to train with a team of nothing but big guys, and now they’re all gone,” the former Duke Rufus pupil said. “So once again, I’m the biggest guy in the gym.”

Barry trained alongside MMA monsters Lesnar and Konrad for a few years until Lesnar returned to the WWE following his loss to Alistair Overeem. However, Konrad still remained, along wtih coach Marty Morgan. Then, Konrad opted to retire as well, despite still holding the Bellator heavyweight title. Shortly after, Morgan departed and left Barry all alone. But now the kickboxer has found a new home at The Academy.

“No more Death Clutch; no more big guys,” Barry continued. “Now I’m full time at the Academy with Greg Nelson in Minneapolis. He’s phenomenal, great at everything. I was already a part of the Academy, but I was training with Marty and Cole and now that they’re gone, I’m full-time, 100-percent part of the Academy, Greg Nelson’s gym in Minneapolis.”

As of press time, Barry is still waiting for his next UFC assignment.


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    October 11, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Barry might win more now

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    October 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    That was exactly my first thought too. He was training with two guys who’s hearts were not in it, hence why they both retired.

    He should go and train with a reputable stable. Team Quest, AKA, Blackzillians, just please not Jacksons. I wanna see Barry throwing bombs not running about

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    October 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Its ok Barry, you can still sing in the car with crocop….

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    October 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I guess the “death clutch” finally burnt out.

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    October 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    ha ha too much stalling

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    October 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    It was basically Team Lesnar and as soon as Konrad left that was it dead.

    i wander where that drunken douche Tony Ferguson is training now

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    David Saucier

    October 12, 2012 at 7:36 am

    they must of been in the wrong stage of their life

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    October 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Unfortunately he is neither black nor brazillian.

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    October 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    It’s not a prerequisite. Jake Shields sometimes trains there.

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