Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Latest Sports News

 

Brock Lesnar Convincing Pat Barry to Retire

WWE star Brock Lesnar contacted Dana White to try to convince Pat Barry to retire from kickboxing after a recent first-round knockout loss.

May 11 2014, 8:05pm CDT | by

11 Updates
Brock Lesnar Convincing Pat Barry to Retire
Photo credit: Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Brock Lesnar Convincing Pat Barry to Retire

Brock Lesnar Convincing Pat Barry to Retire
Photo credit: Getty Images

WWE star Brock Lesnar is trying to convince Pat Barry to retire from kickboxing. 

According to Fox Sports' Damon Martin, Barry's loss last weekend was his fourth by knockout in the last two years -- a trend which prompted Lesnar to take action:

"Pat Barry may no longer be a UFC fighter, but he still remains a popular figure in the realm of combat sports. Following his semi-retirement from mixed martial arts, Barry went back to the sport of kickboxing, where he first made his start before transitioning to the UFC. 

"Unfortunately, Barry was brutalized in a fight in Denver, CO last weekend, which marked the fourth time he's been knocked out in less than two years' time. 

"The violent nature with which Barry gets knocked out might be the most concering factor in potential head trauma that he's suffered over the last few years.

"His latest knockout loss was so hard to watch that a former training partner and friend of Barry's called UFC president Dana White asking him to beg the Louisiana native to call it a career."  

White told Lesnar the decision to retire from kickboxing is ultimately Barry's to make, per Martin.

"Brock Lesnar called me and begged me to make him retire. He said, 'I don't consider too many people my friend, and I consider Pat Barry a friend. Dana, you've got to get this guy to retire.' 

"I said, 'Listen, he's a grown man, Brock. What am I going to do, there's only so much I can do.'" 

White also stressed to Lesnar it would be easier to make Barry retire had he been in the situation of Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell, who made a lot of money in the ring, according to MMA Weekly (via Yahoo! Sports). 

"It's different with guys like Forrest (Griffin) and Chuck (Liddell), guys that I've had relationships with for a long time. Guys who have made a lot of money. 

"That's the difference. You look at guys like Forrest. Forrest and Chuck are multimillionaires. It's easy to make them quit.

"It's a lot tougher to make a guy quit that has to make a living. I don't want to hurt Pat Barry or throw a monkey wrench in his life or anything, but at the end of the day, the state athletic commission is gonna need to step in and help a guy like Pat Barry retire...or people that care about him." 

Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole wrote about his sentiments on Barry's situation in his May 6 article

"Barry, the charismatic and frequently hilarious former UFC star, was knocked out Saturday in a Glory kickboxing event. It was the third consecutive knockout loss for Barry, following two defeats by TKO in the UFC. 

"Barry left the UFC because he was a kickboxer and tired for trying to learn wrestling and grappling and those things that make one a successful MMA fighter. 

"Barry was knocked out in three of his last four MMA fights and now in a kickboxing event. He's so fearless and aggressive and eager to please -- to score a devastating KO himself -- that he leaves himself vulnerable and regularly has been knocked silly. 

"This isn't good for his long-term health, clearly. No fighting sport is 'safe,' and there is considerable risk invovled. But part of the appeal of the sport, both for the spectators and, in a lot of cases, the competitors, is seeing them deal with that risk." 

Barry has amassed a 16-6-1 kicboxing record with 10 knockouts.  

For more of the hottest sports news, log on to Sport Balla today. 

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 11

Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella in Raw's Closing Segment Isn't Surprising

Source: Bleacher Report

Raw ended Monday night with a pull-apart brawl. WWE officials, many of whom were noticeable former wrestlers, scrambled about to keep rivals Stephanie McMahon and Brie Bella from doing harm to one another. The situation was so intense that Triple H—top WWE executive and a future WWE Hall of Famer—tended to the skirmish, serving in a secondary role no better or worse than that of Jamie Noble, who was also a key diffuser during the segment. W ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report 10 hours ago
 


Advertisement


Update: 10

WWE Raw Results: Biggest Winners and Losers After July 28

Source: Bleacher Report

For Randy Orton and Cesaro, the July 28 edition of WWE Raw proved that a fitting role is a victory in itself. Orton and Cesaro spent Monday's Raw thriving as a sadist and a mat technician, respectively. Those parts suited both men, and each came through with a memorable performance. Paige, on the other hand, found herself floundering in an ill-suited role. Her frenemy storyline isn't showcasing her abilities yet.  The n ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report 2 days ago, 11:00am CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 9

Cesaro's Failed Push Is a Prime Example of WWE's Heel Problem

Source: Bleacher Report

Coming out of WrestleMania XXX, life was pretty rosy for Antonio Cesaro. He had just taken the roof off the Superdome twice—first by turning on tag team partner Jack Swagger and then by winning the inaugural Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. The next night on Raw, Cesaro became a Paul Heyman Guy and looked set for a profitable alliance with arguably the greatest manager in WWE history. But, from there, it all went wrong. The WWE opted to fight the or ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report 3 days ago, 4:24pm CDT
 

Update: 7

Will Brock Lesnar Be On Tonight's RAW?, New Hire Helping With WWE Network Sales, Booker T Seminar

Source: Wrestling Inc

Will Brock Lesnar Be On Tonight's RAW?, New Hire Helping With WWE Network Sales, ...
Source: Wrestling Inc   Full article at: Wrestling Inc 3 days ago, 2:50pm CDT
 

Update: 6

Breaking Down Each of Brock Lesnar's Matches at SummerSlam

Source: Bleacher Report

Brock Lesnar has made SummerSlam the savanna where he chases down and rips apart his prey. Compelling destruction has been a constant each time The Beast Incarnate has wrestled at the pay-per-view. When John Cena battles him at this year's SummerSlam, he'll know what to expect—chairs stinging flesh, thunderous slams and attempts to crank his arm in the wrong direction. Those have been hallmarks of Lesnar's collisions with The Rock, Kurt Angle, Triple H ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report 3 days ago, 1:41pm CDT
 

Update: 5

WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for July 28

Source: Bleacher Report

The fallout from Stephanie McMahon's arrest and Cesaro's continued pursuit of The Authority's attention highlight the July 28 edition of WWE Raw. A returning giant, an unemployed Diva and an acrobat in new duds may step onto center stage when WWE rolls into Houston's Toyota Center. The march toward SummerSlam will progress on Monday's Raw, with rivals striking back and alliances strengthening. John Cena makes his way back, a daunt ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report 3 days ago, 11:19am CDT
 

Update: 4

WWE SummerSlam 2014: 8 Worst Booking Decisions in PPV's History

Source: Bleacher Report

WWE SummerSlam has been one of the staples of Vince McMahon's promotion's pay-per-view calendar for nearly three decades, and in that time, it has been home to some outstanding matches and moments. Who can ever forget the Mega Powers overcoming the Mega Bucks in 1988, Bret Hart beating Mr. Perfect in 1991 and then dropping the same title to British Bulldog a year later at Wembley Stadium, the culmination ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report 3 days ago, 10:09am CDT
 

Update: 3

WWE Superstar Power Rankings for 7/28/2014

Source: Bleacher Report

There were more changes this week in the WWE Superstar Power Rankings. While No. 1 remains the same, much of the rest of the list is different. The most obvious addition is Brock Lesnar. We'll get to him in a bit.   The Watch List is also packed this week, with a whopping five Superstars on it. That's sure to get sorted out as SummerSlam gets closer. We'll get into all that and more in the following slides. Before we do, though, pleas ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report 3 days ago, 8:59am CDT
 

Update: 2

Chris Jericho Should Turn Heel Soon to Get the Most out of His WWE Return

Source: Bleacher Report

If WWE wants to get the most out of Chris Jericho's recent return to television, it should seriously consider turning him heel soon. OK, so Jericho isn't a terrible babyface. And he's been on the roster for so long and garnered so much respect the fans find it very easy to cheer for him. But, really, over the past couple of weeks, it's hard to fight the feeling that he simply might be bette ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report 3 days ago, 5:54am CDT
 

Update: 1

Two Possible SummerSlam Matches, WWE Announcer Visits Wrestling School, Brock Lesnar

Source: Wrestling Inc

Two Possible SummerSlam Matches, WWE Announcer Visits Wrestling Scho ...
Source: Wrestling Inc   Full article at: Wrestling Inc 4 days ago, 10:18am CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Sharknado 2: Death, Cameos, and Twitter
Sharknado 2: Death, Cameos, and Twitter
Sharknado raked in nearly a billion conversations and mentions on Twitter-in part because celebrities showed up everywhere.
 
 
Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Her Marriage
Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About Her Marriage
The Actress Also Talks About Her New Role in This Falls "Gotham" TV Show.
 
 
Trending Now: Allison Williams, Sharknado 2 and Kate Upton
Trending Now: Allison Williams, Sharknado 2 and Kate Upton
Find below the top 3 trending news stories to start your day.
 
 
T-Mobile adds 1.5 million Subscriber in Q2
T-Mobile adds 1.5 million Subscriber in Q2
T-Mobile USA is on a wild run. The carrier added 1.5 million new customers in the last quarter.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.