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Joey Beltran is Not Cool With His Loss to Pat Barry Saturday Night

("Take a deep breath, Joey. This will all be over soon.")

When Pat Barry left Joey Beltran laying in a heap barely able to get up at the end of their heavyweight scrap on Saturday night, choosing Beltran as the winner of the bout seemed like an unlikelihood unless you were Cecil Peoples. 

It depends on who you ask, I guess.

According to Fight Metric, "The Mexecutioner" landed more punches in the bout even if they were ineffective for the most part. Beltran is of the opinion that he did enough to win and that besides the unintentional eye poke he took in the third round which led to a just stoppage, referee Mario Yamasaki all but cost him the fight by calling for breaks and restarts when the two fighters seemed to be stalling on the cage and by stopping the fight when Beltran had an advantageous position when Pat claimed to be kicked in the berries.

He also says that besides some soreness and a slight limp, his legs which were tenderized for the better part of their 15-minute bout by Barry were no worse for the wear and that he worked out this afternoon. Beltran said that the eye poke, whether intentional or not left him with a handicap to finish the fight.

Knowing Pat and what kind of sportsmanship he has, if I had to wager a guess, I’d say that he didn’t want to finish the fight with a KO considering the blowback he would have gotten for finishing Joey with head shots when he claimed he couldn’t see properly, which would explain why he turned his focus to leg kicks to close out the third round.

Here’s what an obviously disgruntled Joey had to say about what went down Saturday night.

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JaredB- January 26, 2011 at 9:18 am
Beltran very clearly won the first two rounds and was fouled in the third. Damage isn't judging criteria. They fucked up.
valetudorules- January 26, 2011 at 1:16 am
pat berry is a can crusher ,not impressed
valetudorules- January 26, 2011 at 1:11 am
Pat Berry is a can crusher , he cant hang with real HW did you see what Mirko did to him and Mirko aint even close to top HW in UFC
valetudorules- January 26, 2011 at 1:09 am
are you reffering to Cain , because i seen him beat the shit out of brock
KarmaAteMyCat- January 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm
Foot stomps are legit. Actually and in the rules. Logic fails you.
Mofo- January 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Foot stomps are for bitches!

Two deliberate groin shots are for street fights.

Two accidental groin shots prove you have no technique.

Pat Barry is da MAN!

Beltran is a cross-eyed two bit hustler who isn't smart enough to lift his leg when he sees a kick coming, and his only success was with flailing machine gun hook bursts... who's his trainer, Tank Abbott?
KarmaAteMyCat- January 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm
No points were taken away though.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm
I foot stomp in my fights. It's a valuable technique.
Waxedpants- January 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm
Nothing wrong with a good ole foot stomping , especially if it helps mix up a cage grinding clinchfest.

Barry got nutshotted twice in what looked like a serious nutshot way ... judges consider that shit even if a point isn't taken away

LAS- January 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm
@Fried Taco

I guess you missed the part in round 2 where Beltran dirty boxed Barry on the cage for at least 2 minutes straight, and Barry came out looking like someone squirted a handful of ketchup packets all over his face.

And the footstomp hate; what the fuck? So, let me get this straight: because a technique may cause injury to your opponent, it's "bullshit" or "pointless". OK, so I guess we should also ban armbars and leglocks? After all man, you could really fuck up someone's knee with a heelhook, and that could cause him to miss all kind of training time. Seriously, MRuss should give a free shirt or shitty straight-to-video DVD to anyone who can explain this one.
Lysol- January 25, 2011 at 9:55 am
I had the fight 29-28 Beltran too...but if it went to Beltran we'd all be talking about how Barry got screwed so whatever.

And as I've been saying, the doctor giving in to the fans' chants and allowing a guy who couldn't see to keep fighting is unacceptable. You're at cageside to prevent guys who want to keep fighting but cannot safely do so from situations like that.
beef_kurtains- January 25, 2011 at 9:47 am
Pat "The Mental Midget" Barry may have landed a ton of leg kicks, but other than that, and using his face to pepper Beltran's fist, he didn't do much more. I had that fight going to Beltran.

Barry has loads of physical talent, but he'll never go anywhere because he's so obsessed with Cro Copping people he gets beat seven ways to sunday.

Barry may have the worst mental game in MMA.
Fried Taco- January 25, 2011 at 9:38 am
Footstomps are for girls. Beltran wasn't doing any damage while holding Barry on the cage. He lost, get over it and stop looking for excuses.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 25, 2011 at 9:31 am

I was meerly speaking about how tired he looked in the second. The fact that he collapsed after the round ended and then sleeked back to his corner looking all beaten to shit didn't help him in the third. It does have an impact saying otherwise is completely ignorant.
Organ Donor- January 25, 2011 at 8:56 am
Pat's berries went crunch
ReX13- January 25, 2011 at 8:47 am
Please tell me Beltran didn't Tweet a pic of his cash and prizes. 
knucklesamitch- January 25, 2011 at 8:24 am

That's because foot stomps are completely pointless. They don't do shit except break bones forcing the recipient of the strikes to miss training/fight time while such a shitty injury heals. Foot stomps are bullshit.
mayday- January 25, 2011 at 8:19 am
During the play by play CP said that rounds 1 and 2 could have gone either way.... Now it's a different song; "choosing Beltran as the winner of the bout seemed like an unlikelihood unless you were Cecil Peoples."


Rd 1: hands were about even with Beltran's slappy punches penetrating Barry's awful SPEAR defenses (a la Tony Blauer). The difference is Beltran had the pressure against the cage and made at least one attempt to takedown. Damage down was equivocal, with Beltran controlling the cage better and showing more aggression in trying to advance position.

Rd 2: more of the same of round 1. Beltran won this round more handily as he showed less respect for Barry's punches and was answering with his own (if not technical) flurries. At least once Beltran released the clinch from the cage to back out and tee-off successfully before closing the distance again. Damage done was equivocal, Beltran again controlled the cage and tried to advance more.

Rd 3: Barry ran away with this round, really laying into the leg kicks and hurting Beltran. He dominated the round, but it was not enough to score it 10-8, as Beltran did show some offense throughout the first half.

Final score: 29-28 Beltran

Try watching the fights on mute if you're going to legitimately score them: the judges don't have the luxury of hearing the commentator's assessments.
Mike Russell- January 25, 2011 at 8:05 am
 I hate foot stomps.  
knucklesamitch- January 25, 2011 at 7:42 am
Is it just me, or foot stomping a guy coming off a broken foot sort of a bitch move in retaliation for getting your leg tenderized like a side of beef?
LAS- January 25, 2011 at 7:19 am

So, I guess Beltran falling to the mat at the end of the third round caused the judges to go back and change their scores during the first two rounds? What a dogshit argument. Beltran lost the third, no one is questioning that. No amount of him not falling to the mat was going to change the way that round was scored, despite all your fighterly expertise to the contrary.

However, there is a solid case to make that he won both the first two rounds; even with Barry coming on at the end of the second, I'd still give Beltran the round for putting him up against the cage and making a mess of his face for at least 3 minutes worth of that round. The first was tight, and I'd like to see stats on it. Either way, the scoring on this is nowhere as uncontroversial as suggested, and all the shittalk going at Beltran for being a "puss" is just pathetic.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 25, 2011 at 7:04 am
When fighting in MMA,Boxing or Kick boxing. It is very important to remember the Judges look to see who's more warn out at the end of every round. The reason Beltran lost that fight was not solely on damage but also on the fact that he decided to let himself collapse after the fight. This sends not so good signals to the judges, After every round of my fights I get up at the end of the round and raise my hands. This sends solid signals and those rounds that could be have been fairly even are now yours because the Judges don't see you fading,limping, looking exhausted or collapsing on the mat after you just got kicked in the legs to hell and back. Beltran lost himself that fight. Fact.
Waxedpants- January 25, 2011 at 6:05 am
I have watched it three times now. If you're not cecil peoples and you count leg strikes in your scoring then Barry won. It was close but like many above posters mentioned .... the dude fucking collapsed from a barrage of brutal leg kicks.
David_Banner- January 25, 2011 at 4:15 am
Hahaha exactly. Its amazing that he's going on like this but got absolutely wrecked in the later rounds of the fight. Whether he landed more punches or not, at the end of the day, the guy NOT laying face down on the mat crying is probably going to be the winner.
RearNakedSpoon- January 25, 2011 at 1:58 am
"I survived 2 mins with one eye and one leg against a K1 kikboxer."
Clearly a typo, this is in reference to K1's lesser known division of lolboxers.