Pat Barry may not have won the fight, but he still "lost better than everybody" at UFC on Versus 4Posted on July 10, 2011, 10:20 PM by Joey Santosus
"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. If he would have stopped that fight, with the way it turned out, it would have been a terrible injustice. We would have all missed one of the greatest 20 seconds in MMA ever."
"I came into that fight just fearless. Kill or be killed. That's the sacred oath that all kickboxers take. No kickboxer wants to win a decision. I'm going to knock you out or you're going to have to knock me out. I'm coming back with my shield or on it. I'm HD, man. That's what I do. I'm going to win all the way, or I'm going to lose all the way. I'm going to lose better than everybody. - For more from Pat Barry, visit MMAFighting.com
And indeed he did. When a bit of last minute shuffling landed Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo in the main event slot at UFC on Versus 4, naturally some questioned whether the Heavyweight clash could deliver the goods expected from the regularly scheduled headliner. However, after the 2:39 bout had reached its conclusion, what they'd gotten was one of the most exciting comebacks in MMA history.
While the outcome had initially sparked some debate regarding Kongo's allowance to continue fighting after being dropped on multiple occasions, it appears "HD" wouldn't have had it any other way. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? All awesome uppercuts aside, was it a risky move or genius refereeing on the part of Dan Miragliotta?
Photo: Pat Barry, right, fights Antoni Hardonk at UFC 104 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2009. Francis Specker