Despite a 2-4 record in the UFC since 2009, Pat Barry will not be given his release, according to UFC President Dana White. Barry lost to Stefan Struve via submission Saturday night at UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson.
White compared Barry to Dan Hardy, who has lost four straight fights inside the Octagon but was also told he wouldn’t be released due to his willingness to stand and trade with whoever the UFC puts in front of him.
“We like guys like that. Guys who are exciting and come out to fight,” White said. “I don’t know. Pat is a guy that we do like. He’s one of the guys who always brings it…I like the Arturo Gatti-type fighters.”
Barry (6-4) has lost three times by submission and once by knockout, however he has claimed wins over Joey Beltran and Antoni Hardonk, with the Hardonk win earning both Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night at UFC 104.
“When you’re a fight fan, you tune in to see fights,” White said. “And I like guys who do it.”