Patrick Barry says he was the first option to replace Ben Rothwell

Heavy-handed kickboxer Pat “HD” Barry revealed that he was supposed to replace Ben Rothwell in a fight against the legendary Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 110. Barry (5-1 MMA, 18-6 K1) stated in his interview to CagreWriter that he would fight Mirko Filipovic “for free”, just to gain the media exposure:

“UFC asked me if I wanted to step up and take the fight. I said absolutely. I told them I would fly in the day of the fight and fight him in my jeans. I’d take it no matter what, but we were told I couldn’t get a work visa in time.

If I had more notice that would’ve been awesome. I wanted that fight so bad, bro. I told them you don’t even have to pay me. Really! All you have to do is send me a plane ticket.’ Either way I win. I haven’t trained in three months. I’ll fight the dude in my jeans. I would’ve fought him while I’m fat.”

Patrick Barry will have to wait until UFC 115 before he stpes inside The Octagon again, where he scheduled to fight the veteran Dutch knockout artist Gilbert “The Hurricane” Yvel. Thirty year-old Barry trained by the legendary Jeff “Duke” Roufus and fights out of Milwaukee, WI for the Roufusport Fight Club.



8 Comments

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    ScottishLad

    February 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Would have much better seeing a fit and healthy Pat Barry take on Cro Cop, but damn that would have been a much better fight than the Jui-Jitsu lad

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    Jizzle11

    February 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I don’t believe him

    Just my opinion

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    IStink

    February 20, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I agree

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    likesfights

    February 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    im in wisconsin and there is some badass fighters coming out of here…soon i will be training at jeff’s gym..im about 45 min. away but worth the drive.

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    Jizzle11

    February 20, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    what part of wisconsin are you from?

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    Krogan

    February 21, 2010 at 12:30 am

    He doesn’t train for 3 months between fights? this guy will never amount to anything.

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    ClosetCasey

    February 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Tell us how you really feel.

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    MAMBA24ILL

    February 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    That would’ve been an awesome fight & his bout against Ivel should be well worth watching.

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