Dana White Says Brock Lesnar Urged Him to Get Pat Barry to Retire
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.11.2014
There's only so much he can do though...
Dana White spoke last night following UFC Fight Night 40 about Pat Barry's brutal knockout loss in a kickboxing fight at GLORY 16 and more. Check out the highlights:
On Lesnar wanting him to make Barry retire: "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.'"
On what he told Lesnar: "I said, ‘Listen, he's a grown man, Brock. He's a grown man. What am I going to do? There's only so much I can do...It's different with guys like Forrest [Griffin] and Chuck [Liddell] – guys that I've had that relationship with for a long time, and guys who've made a lot of money," White said. "That's the difference. Forrest and Chuck are multi-millionaires. It's easy to make them quit. It's a lot tougher to make a guy quit who has to make a living."
On Barry: "At the end of the day, it's state athletic commissions that should step in and help a guy like Pat Barry retire. Or the people who care about him."