His apartment bills are slowly piling up and Pat Barry is facing eviction on his own apartment if those bills are left unpaid. It has been five months since Pat fought in UFC 98 under Evans and Machida fight. Although the fight gave him some leeway on his bills but Pat lost to a guillotine choke with one minute and 42 seconds remaining on the fight by newcomer Tim Hague it was his first MMA defeat and a very frustrating one for Patrick.
His redemption came 6 months after in UFC 104 under the controversial Machida V.S. Shogun fight he made a short workout against Netherlands native Antoni Hardonk in just 7 seconds giving him knockout of the night and fight of the night award. The fight ended relatively early but his unpaid debts are still piling up each day. Pat had to squeeze deep on his pockets and ended up eating rice with ketchup just to make ends meet. “I could ask someone but then at the same time, how hard are you going to work for something if everytime you get in trouble somebody catches you? I did something to put myself in this position I have to work my way out of It.” quoted in yahoo sports during Pat Barry’s interview in mmascrapradio.com. He went to the fight with little food on his stomach draining every practice without his coach knowledge and if the fight cancelled he would end up in the streets with his old truck.
Swollen with some black eye on his face Pat Barry went into the bank to deposit his $120,000 paycheck it took an hour before the bank manager was convinced it was him. Pat was smiling and told the Bank manager to take his time since he has nowhere to go and probably his old truck won’t start when he goes out.
Now he doesn’t need to eat rice with ketchup he can pay all the bills and keep his apartment he has all the money to do so. Such an inspiring story with a touch of reality this would definitely one of the feel good stories I really love. Now the world knows about Patrick Barry the fighter with the ketchup story.