Whenever we get the chance, we like to remind everyone that Pat Barry is one of our home boys. After all, he hung out with us for like twelve minutes once at the Boston Fan Expo — that has to make us BFFs, right? He hasn’t really called us to hang out since then, but he’s really busy, you know? Training, touring, doing TapouT commercials, it eats into a guy’s time. We’ll just enjoy his comic goodness, and be here whenever he decides we’re cool again.
Anyways, like all of you, we dropped our jaws when Barry got KTFO’d out of nowhere by Cheick Kongo, but then we worried if perhaps such an impact would affect him permanently. Would he learn to walk again, and feed himself? Would he be able to recognize loved ones (like us)? Would he still be funny?
Well, we can relax, as HD recently interviewed with some joker at MMAFighting, and it seems like he came through with funny bone intact. Better than that, even, because Pat Barry had jokes immediately upon waking:
“I was hitting [Kongo] and then all of a sudden I opened my eyes and I thought I won. That was the first thing out of my mouth was, ‘Yo, we got him.’”
“I also didn’t know I was lying on my back. I thought I was standing face-to-face with him. So when the doctor said, ‘Can you try to sit up for me?’ I looked at him like, how am I going to sit up when I’m already standing? That doesn’t even make sense. You’re the worst doctor in the world. You should be fired.”
Ok, so maybe this just indicates that our boy was that out of it. Maybe he will have some lingering issues from his first KO loss. But at least his sense of humor is intact. Plus, he’s still that same ol’ likeable guy that pulls up and kicks the bag with fans, saying:
“If Dan Miragliotta would have stopped it, he would have robbed Cheick Kongo of one of the best comebacks in UFC history. And if he would have stopped it, he would have robbed the fans of one of the most exciting endings in the history of the UFC.”
That’s our boy.