At the beginning of the year ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) spoke with Team Death Clutch Head Trainer Marty Morgan prior to Pat Barry‘s fight with Christian Morecraft.
Morgan talked to us about the progression of Barry’s ground game, and Barry’s teammate at the time, Cole Konrad, was there helping him get ready for his fight.
At the time, Brock Lesnar had recently retired from MMA, but Team Death Clutch was still in full force and things appeared to be going well.
Since that time Konrad has turned in his Bellator heavyweight title and has also retired from MMA.
This has left Barry (7-5) in a peculiar situation, as he originally went to Team DeathClutch to work with these large heavyweights with a great wrestling base which complimented the top tier striking game he already possessed.
Even head coach Marty Morgan has thrown in the towel and for all intents and purposes, Team DeathClutch is done — stick a fork in it.
In the following video Barry speaks with Fuel TV insider Ariel Helwani about the situation and his decision to make his new home with trainer Greg Nelson at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy in Minneapolis. Barry, who has not fought since May when he suffered a first round TKO loss to Lavar Johnson at “UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller”, says he hopes to get back inside the Octagon before year end.