With Lesnar & Conrad Retired Team Death Clutch Closes Doors | MMA NEWS

October 10, 2012 3:12 pm by Lynn R Mitchell

Team Death Clutch is no more subsequent to Brock Lesnar and Cole Konrad’s retirement.

Brock Lesnar built a gym and facility that would make him a more complete mixed martial artist, while also keeping him close to home.

The team carried on with fighters like Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad and UFC heavyweight Pat Barry, who first came to the team as a sparring partner for Lesnar despite Lesnar’s return to the WWE & MMA retirement.

Konrad later announced he was leaving the fight game, as well, to concentrate on the next stage in his life.

Leaving Pat Barry as the last fighter standing alongside coach Marty Morgan, who soon bolted as well.

Barry had to find a new place to train with Team Death Clutch now disbanded, and while he’s found a team and a trainer, he’s back to once again being the only heavyweight in the room.

Barry told UFC Tonight on Tuesday

“No more Death Clutch; no more big guys. 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.

Three years in Milwaukee (working with Duke Roufus) and I left. I up and moved here, brought everything here, to train with a team of nothing but big guys, and now they’re all gone. So once again, I’m the biggest guy in the gym.”

Check out the video interview from Barry explaining the teams demise on page 2.

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