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Brock Lesnar asked Dana White to make Pat Barry retire


Brock Lesnar never really came off as the nicest guy during his time in the UFC. After playing the villain for so many years in professional wrestling, it was natural for Lesnar to take the villain role when he stepped into the Octagon.

After a dominant, but short career, Lesnar retired from the sport of MMA in December of 2011. Since that time, there has been rumblings and musings regarding Lesnar’s possible return to the Octagon, but nothing has ever come to fruition.

Regardless, Lesnar remains a common talking point inside the MMA community. He most recently made headlines when he asked his former employer and UFC president, Dana White to urge fellow former UFC Heavyweight Pat Barry to retire.

Barry recently left the sport of MMA in favor of GLORY and kickboxing. After a successful tune-up fight, Barry made his GLORY debut and was knocked out in violent fashion by Zack Mwekassa.

At the UFC Fight Night 40 post fight media scrum, Dana White told Fox Sports about Lesnar’s call:

Brock Lesnar called me and begged me to make him retire. He said ‘I don’t consider too many people my friend, and I consider Pat Barry a friend, Dana you’ve got to get this guy to retire’.  I said listen he’s a grown man, Brock.  What am I going to do, there’s only so much I can do.

As of now, there has been no word from Pat Barry that he plans to retire. Maybe if Brock gave Barry a personal call it could change his mind.

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  • McLeechin

    If he is a friend, why not tell him directly instead of going through a middle man?