Brock Lesnar at UFC 100Following the retirements of both Brock Lesnar and Cole Konrad, what was once Team Death Clutch is no more.

The heavyweight team that assembled around former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar came to notoriety after the former Minnesota wrestler wanted to build a gym and facility that would make him a more complete mixed martial artist, while also keeping him close to home.

But following his last fight in the UFC in December 2011, Lesnar called it a career in MMA and headed back to the WWE where he started as a pro wrestler.

Despite his exit, the team carried on with fighters like Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad and UFC heavyweight Pat Barry, who first came to the team as a sparring partner for Lesnar.

Then came the news that Konrad was going to walk away from fighting, as well, to concentrate on the next stage in his life.

That left Pat Barry as the last fighter standing alongside coach Marty Morgan, who soon bolted as well.

Barry had to find a new place to train with Team Death Clutch now disbanded, and while he’s found a team and a trainer, he’s back to once again being the only heavyweight in the room.

“Three years in Milwaukee (working with Duke Roufus) and I left. I up and moved here, brought everything here, to train with a team of nothing but big guys, and now they’re all gone. So once again, I’m the biggest guy in the gym,” Barry told UFC Tonight on Tuesday.

Since he already moved lock, stock and barrel to Minnesota, Barry decided to stay put and find a new team to work with instead of uprooting his life yet again. Now he’s working full time with coach Greg Nelson at his gym, The Academy, once known as the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy.

“No more Death Clutch; no more big guys. Now I’m full time at the Academy with Greg Nelson in Minneapolis. He’s phenomenal, great at everything. I was already a part of the Academy, but I was training with Marty and Cole and now that they’re gone, I’m full-time, 100-percent part of the Academy, Greg Nelson’s gym in Minneapolis,” said Barry.

Nelson has worked in and around the MMA world for several years, training many fighters including former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk and former welterweight competitor Nick Thompson.

Barry has started working with the team full-time, while he awaits word from the UFC on his next bout in the Octagon.

Stay tuned to for more UFC news and updates.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Yves Edwards: If you're Lina Lansberg, fight 'Cyborg' the way she's already lost

  • 28 days ago

UFC commentator and retired fighter Yves Edwards isn’t about to make a bold upset prediction in the case of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 headliner. Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Jon Jones, Nate Diaz, Brock Lesnar push off NSAC, but Conor McGregor’s hearing set

  • 17 days ago

Conor McGregor – and/or his duly appointed representative – will go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to answer for a news conference fracas in connection with his rematch against Nate Diaz read news >>

HOT TWEETS: Dan Henderson Retired from MMA and is a Damn Legend |

  • 14 days ago

After falling short against Michael Bisping in the UFC 204 main event, Dan Henderson was recognized in the most appropriate way possible: as a legend. read news >>

NSAC: Brock Lesnar readying supplement defense, Jon Jones gets flack for delay

  • 12 days ago

It appears Brock Lesnar is preparing a defense following his UFC 200 positive drug test.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brock Lesnar reps tested eye medication, foot cream as possible source of UFC 200 positive

  • 9 days ago

It was rumored that asthma medication may have caused Brock Lesnar's positive tests at UFC 200, but the former UFC heavyweight champion has instead requested tests on both an eye medication and foot read news >>

Dana White responds to Jose Aldo saying he's retired from the UFC

  • 8 days ago

Dana White calls Jose Aldo 'a little ridiculous' for his tirade recently read news >>

Michael Bisping calls out Brock Lesnar: 'Real men don't cheat in a real fight'

  • 8 days ago

Michael Bisping doesn't have a lot of nice things to say about Brock LesnarMichael Bisping has never been one tomince words when it comes to his fellow fighters caught using banned substances. T read news >>

Michael Bisping rips Brock Lesnar in expletive filled rant

  • 5 days ago

Michael Bisping isn't exactly a fan of Brock Lesnar read news >>

Brock Lesnar's pre-UFC 200 medical questionnaire didn't disclose eye medication, foot cream

  • a day ago

Brock Lesnar’s anti-doping attorney claimed an eye medication and foot cream were being tested for banned substances, but the former heavyweight champion’s pre-fight paperwork does not indicate he us read news >>