After UFC stint, Pat Barry returns to his first love -- kickboxing
And yet Barry acknowledges that despite getting KO'd in three of his last four UFC bouts, he is sad to no longer be fighting in MMA. "It was exciting -- the fights, the crowds, everything," he said. "I do plan on staying involved in other ways." Such as training with and cornering his girlfriend, Rose Namajunas, a recent UFC signee who'll compete on Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, which will introduce a women's 115-pound division. "But kickboxing is my first love and it's still my passion," said Barry. "For years, there was no outlet for doing this in way that you could be an adult and make a living. But now, with Glory, this is my moment. I can finally get back to doing something that I never wanted to stop doing."