Pat Barry: ‘You can’t trust MMA Fighters to stand and trade’
“My (MMA) first fight that I won with three low kicks. I didn’t want to do it. MMA wasn’t something that I really wanted to do. Even then, I wasn’t dying to get into it.”
“Even if you’re in an MMA match as a striker matched up against another striker, and you both agree ‘We’re not going to go to the ground,’ you can’t trust that. Whoever is standing across from you is untrustworthy all the time, no matter what. That’s what I believe.”
“…Really, think about it. That was Mirko Cro Cop, and he had to beat me by choking me. I wasn’t going to go down from a punch or a kick. He had to choke me out in order to win that fight…How flattering is that?”
“I needed to do MMA for the five years that I did for me to totally grasp what I’m capable of doing in kickboxing.”
Former UFC heavyweight, Pat ‘HD’ Barry, is set to return to his roots tomorrow night on SPIKE TV for the Glory kickboxing promotion.
The fan favorite fighter opted to eliminate his ground-game, that has continued to fail him in the cage, for an all-stand-up sport.
(quote via Bleacher Report)