Pat Barry To Fans: ‘Why do you care about me now?’

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“People tell you, ‘Come on man, you’ve got to stop. But what do you care? Don’t you want to see people get bludgeoned out there? Don’t you want to see people get high-kicked unconscious? Isn’t that what you’re watching these highlights and stuff for? And yeah, they do want to see that. So why do you suddenly care about me now?”

“That’s the commitment we made the first day we walked in the gym. Everyone who makes that commitment, decides they want to pursue this, they know that this means imminent, abrupt danger right now, but it also means that maybe when I’m 70 the Cheick Kongo punch comes back to haunt me. Am I aware of that? Yes. Do I worry about it? No.”

Well there you have it.

Former UFC heavyweight, Pat “HD” Barry discusses his desire to fight on, despite popular opinion that he should retire.

(Quote via mmajunkie.com)