One of the most exciting heavyweights strikers in MMA is Pat Barry. Win or lose, he always put on exciting fights. He’s not always been able to string together wins, and because of a two-fight losing streak, he’s decided to retire from MMA — at least for now.
Barry has always shown weaknesses against wrestlers, and his chin hasn’t held up too well in his last UFC fights. Instead of fighting in the UFC, he is deciding to go back to his beloved sport, kickboxing. This is a smart move on his part as he won’t have to worry about the grappling aspect of fighting. He can just focus on his striking, which is lethal when he’s on his A game. It was revealed today that Barry has signed with Glory, one of the best kickboxing organizations out there right now.
Barry will be a great addition to Glory’s heavyweight roster, and it’s going to be fun to see him land his devastating kicks and punches without having to worry about getting taken down. Barry doesn’t have an opponent lined up yet, but hopefully they can keep him active and get some exciting fights for him.
And who knows, Barry may indeed come back to MMA, especially if he can put some wins together as a kick-boxer. Either way, it’s good to see him go out on his own terms, and hopefully he kind have great success fighting in the sport he once dominated when he was younger.