Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/19/12
If Pat Barry never engaged in any antics he'd probably still be liked by fans as much as he is. A hardnosed kickboxer with a tendency to go for broke on his feet, Barry is the sort of brawling heavyweight that gives the "just bleed" crowd a thrill every time he's in the cage. Outside the cage the mercurial Barry is such an oddity that curmudgeons like Brock Lesnar and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filopovic have become good friends and training partners. There aren't too many people in MMA who have anything really negative to say about Barry. He's such a character that you forget that he possesses some of the hardest (and best) striking in the division. That Barry seems to be overlooked because of odd things, like getting Cro Cop on video singing "California Dreaming." It was one of the more amusing MMA videos of the past year, admittedly, but being an entertaining fighter and person only goes so far in the UFC. Eventually you have to win a fight or two to stay on board. On the heels of two exc...
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